Our Word

By Fr. Rifat Bader
: The Holy See has officially announced that Pope Francis will visit the Arab Republic of Egypt in...More
: It is not possible to describe the suffering of the Syrian people with human words. The only effective description of the southern country is the following: “...More
By Joshua Mcelwee/ Vatican City
: Pope Francis has written to the United Nations to encourage this week’s talks at the global organization on crafting a new worldwide treaty to ban nuclear...More
By Edward Pentin/ncregister.com
: The hardest challenge for Iraq’s Christians is uncertainty and not knowing where the next dollar is to come from, according to John Neill, a volunteer aid...More
By Jacob Wirtschafter and Mina Nader/ religionnews.com
: For decades, merchant Rifat El-Sayeh, a Coptic Christian, wanted to see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and visit the Church of the Nativity in...More


The Little Sisters of Jesus leave Afghanistan

: After 60 years of service to the needy, standing by the poorest people of Afghanistan, the Little Sisters of Jesus were forced to leave the country in February 2107 due to a lack of vocations. “The Little Sisters of Jesus were Afghans among Afghans...

Arab World

Patriarch Sako ready to help thousands of displaced people from Mosul

: Mar Sako tells of west Mosul "difficult but necessary" liberation. Jihadis "use people" as human shields amid narrow streets and houses. Thousands have died and more than 10,000 homes have been destroyed. Controversy continues over an air strike by the US-led...

Holy Land

Cooperation among Christian Churches in Jerusalem growing

Vatican Radio and fides.org
: The recent rededication of the ‘Edicule’, or chapel surrounding Jesus’ tomb in Jerusalem’s Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, is an important sign of the growing cooperation among the different Christian Churches in the Holy Land That’s the...