‘A country in ruins’: Vatican newspaper notes 12th anniversary of Syrian civil war
March 16, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: On March 15—the 12th anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian civil war—L’Osservatore Romano devoted its most prominent front-page coverage to the profound suffering there.
The newspaper highlighted the recent earthquake, the recruitment of child soldiers, a high inflation rate and a 90% poverty rate, widespread hunger and lack of electricity, and the effects of Covid and cholera epidemics.
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