Arab world

Being persecuted for their religion didn’t stop them. Coming to a foreign land without knowing the language — and having little to no money — didn’t deter them. Educating others about who they are...
Westminster’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols and a bishop from Iraq came together in central London to bless a crucifix found in the rubble left behind by Daesh (ISIS) in the ancient Nineveh Plains. At the...
Chaldean immigrant Maureen Antwan wants two things for her children — for them to keep the faith and do well in school. “To just be with the church, that’s the first thing,” she said. “The second...
The Egyptian public prosecutor has sentenced 48 suspects for ties with the three attacks on Coptic churches in recent months, where dozens of people died. Defendants must appear before the...
Still reeling from the Syrian civil war, the city of Aleppo saw a ray of hope this weekend with a consecration to Our Lady of Fatima on May 13. The Mass of Consecration took place in Saint Francis of...
It took little more than a year to build the second church in the village of Ismailia, in the Egyptian province of Minya. The Christian place of worship was also built in a short space of time thanks...
Heads of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains have called for the establishment of a safe haven under international protection for the country’s increasingly persecuted...
Christians are fleeing the Middle East, emptying what was once one of the world's most-diverse regions of its ancient religions. They're being driven away not only by Islamic State, but by...
Fr Samir Youssef talks about a plan for outreach and exchange to rebuild a social fabric broken by the Jihadi madness. Weekly meetings, summer camps, films and exchanges are dedicated to interfaith...
Ceremonies took place in the Christian towns of Bartella, Karamless and Qaraqosh, to inaugurate an initiative aiming to repair, rebuild up to 13,000 homes Work has begun on the rebuilding of the...
Behind the scenes - between lights and shadows - of the renunciation of Patriarch Laham. An emblematic story of the “inner” malaise that crosses many Christian Middle Eastern communities. Potential...
While Iraqi forces progressively re-conquer Mosul, and interventions tighten on the future political structure of the regions subjugated to the control of the jihadis of the self-proclaimed Islamic...
Pope Francis on Saturday, May 5, accepted the resignation of the Melkite Greek Patriarch of Antioch, His Beatitude Gregory II Laham, from his pastoral office. A letter from the Holy Father to the...
Rebuilding is to start on some of the first homes belonging to Christian families that were destroyed by Islamic State in Iraq. There will be a Bible-style 'Olive Tree' ceremony on Monday in the...
A delegation of Christian politicians belonging to various Iraqi political groups wanted to meet the country's top institutional representatives to focus their attention on proposals and requests for...
The end of the war and the search for a job that will allow them to "contribute to the development" of the country battered by years of violence and terror; the support of a "growing" faith...
As many as 1.5 million Christians, or close to 75 per cent of all followers of Christ in Iraq, have fled the country since 2003, according to an Iraqi Christian lawmaker. “The number of Christians...
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II has celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Damascus. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar...
Pope Francis has said he hoped his visit to Egypt, carried out with “God’s help,” could be “a sign of peace” for the country and the wider region suffering from “conflicts and terrorism.” Recalling...
"With the speeches and gestures of his trip to Egypt, Pope Francis has opened many doors: with Islam, with political authorities, among Christians. We hope that now Muslims also take the opportunity...