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The Egyptian government has regularized the situation of another 156 Christian churches and related buildings. The 156 ecclesiastical buildings approved last week by the government bring to 783 the...
March 15 marks the 8th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Syria. International Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need is marking the occasion (in its Spanish office) with an...
Bashar Warda, the archbishop of Erbil's Chaldean Catholic Church, speaks to Rudaw at the Cathedral of Mar Yousif, Ankawa, Erbil on March 13, 2019. Iraqi Christians were forced to flee their towns...
On March 9, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at Mor Severus Church in the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh – Bikfaya, Lebanon. During the Qurobo,...
Displaced Iraqi Christians, in order to make it back home, must be presented with a secure atmosphere, affirmed Iraqi President Barham Salih on Sunday, March 9. Iraq’s president made the statement...
About 1,600 boys and girls from over 40 countries will take part in the World Ecumenical Youth Meeting, scheduled in Beirut from 22 to 26 March. The ecumenical meeting is organized and sponsored by...
A leading Catholic charity has delivered a fresh £1million aid package offering a lifeline to suffering Christians in the Middle East. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) announced on Monday, March 11,...
The Syrian population lives in an undetermined condition, without "peace or war". An uncertain and difficult situation, which is becoming unsustainable for the weakest, and which sees an impressive...
Early one morning, Joumana's family was awakened by a loud explosion ripping through their town of Qaraqosh, Iraq. Though many other families had already left Qaraqosh, Joumana and her mother Jandark...
‘I saw first hand the ravages of war, not only buildings, schools, and houses but lives really.’ The destruction and visible impact of the Syrian war may only be the tip of the iceberg. Cardinal Luis...
Catholic prelates in Syria, accompanied by Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis, visited the eastern Ghouta region outside of Damascus and saw “unspeakable...
Syrian Orthodox priest Samuel Gümüs, engaged in the pastoral care of the Syrian Orthodox communities present in Germany, declared on Friday, March 8, that the Orthodox Syrian Metropolitan of Aleppo,...
There are more than 1.3 billion baptized Catholics in the world, making up 17.7 per cent of the global population, according to the latest Vatican statistics. The Annuariam Statisticum Ecclesiae, a...
The celebrations dedicated to the eight hundredth anniversary of the meeting between St Francis of Assisi and the Sultan Al-Malik Al-Kamel, organized in Damietta and Cairo by the Franciscans of the...
A press conference was held on Tuesday, March 5, in Casablanca to inform Moroccan journalists about Pope Francis’ trip to Rabat on March 30-31. SIR spoke to archbishop Msgr. Cristóbal López Romero: “...
There are still civilians held hostage by the militiamen of the Islamic State (Daesh) in the last pocket of territory controlled by the jihadists in the southeast of Syria. And among them, according...
Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has sent a message to President of Iraq Dr. Barham Salih putting forward a national proposal titled “National Covenant” that may help extricate Iraq from the current...
The Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia marked on Sunday, March 3, the third anniversary of the martyrdom of four nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. On...
Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and all the East of the Syriacs for the Syriac Catholic Church Ignatius Ephrem Joseph III Yonan has issued the following Lenten message for 2019: To our brothers,...
In a Lent message to the faithful in preparation for Easter 2019, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako urges his flock to “overcome with courage” the tendency to see themselves as a “minority” and renews...