Catholic News Service

Italian organist performs with Syrian symphony, ‘passionate’ musicians

By Dale Gavlak Catholic News Service AMMAN, Jordan — A famed Italian Catholic cathedral organist is believed to have been the first Western musician to perform in Syria since the start of the civil war nearly six years ago. “It has been awesome. It was something unbelievable,” Eugenio Maria Fagiani told Catholic News Service by…

Advocates expect to see more asylum seekers cross U.S.-Canadian border

By Michael Swan Catholic News Service TORONTO — Canada can expect to see more asylum seekers crossing its nearly 6,600-mile, mostly unguarded, border with the United States as enforcement toughens at the U.S.-Mexican border and President Donald Trump continues to issue executive orders to restrain refugee arrivals, advocates said. “It appears things will get worse…