Arab world

Church leaders across Syria have spoken about the faithful’s suffering following military bombardments in a number of the country’s regions. In an update received by Aid to the Church in Need,...
The Syrian conflict "is still under way" and the "road" to a "stable and lasting" peace is still "very long". In some areas of the country, "violence has diminished" and the situation "seems calmer...
On the occasion of the beginning of the new year Syrian, Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Mar Ignatius Aphrem II, organized a reception to which all the diplomats accredited to the Arab Republic of...
One of the top religious leaders in the ISIS-scarred region of northern Iraq says assistance from the U.S. in stabilizing the area is vital to ensuring the safe return of Christians and Yazids. "It's...
The federal government has pledged $55 million in aid for religious and ethnic groups that have faced ISIS persecution in Iraq’s Ninewa Province, drawing praise from the Knights of Columbus, a...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Rif’at Bader has conveyed the greetings of Latin Patriarch Emeritus Michel Sabbah to the participants in the international...
A major conference held in support of Jerusalem warned Thursday, january 18, that US President Donald Trump’s decision recognising the holy city as Israel’s capital will fuel militancy in the world...
Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai and Apostolic Armenian Catholicos Aram I are the most prominent representatives of the Eastern Churches who took part in...
An international conference on Jerusalem kicked off in Egypt on Wednesday, January 17, amid outcry in the Muslim world over last month's U.S. decision to recognize the holy city as Israel's capital...
Egypt's Al-Azhar will hold an international conference in Cairo on Wednesday, January 17, for backing Jerusalem as the main capital of occupied Palestine, under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah...
The names of Asian cities are often unknown to most people in the western world. Qaraqosh is one such city. Its connection to Biblical accounts of history dates to hundreds and even thousands of...
Egyptian security officials say gunmen have shot dead a Christian man in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack to target members of the country’s Christian minority. The...
Marian Nabil Habib recently observed the first anniversary of what she refers to as “the martyrdom of my father.” Nabil Habib was 48; he was among the 29 people who died December 11, 2016, in a...
One bishop narrowly avoided death when a bomb landed on his bed during a bombardment of Syria’s capital Damascus. Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar’s life was only saved because he interrupted his...
Symbolic gesture of goodwill towards Egypt's Coptic Christians should not obscure the contentious issue of Christian places of worship that persists in many parts of the country Nadia Blétry (Cairo)...
The Egyptian president intervened at the Coptic Christmas Eve Mass, to show the strong bond that in this historic moment, strengthens the largest Christian community to the Middle East and to Egypt's...
The head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, led midnight Mass in the cathedral of Egypt’s new administrative capital on Saturday, January 6, a service attended by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi...
Police in Egypt are boosting security around churches as Coptic Christians prepare to celebrate Orthodox Christmas on Sunday after a year of deadly jihadist attacks targeting the ancient community....
Millions of people took to the streets in Baghdad, Mosul, Najaf, Basra to celebrate. For the first time in three-and-a-half years a Mass celebrated in the former ISIS stronghold. The church cleaned...
Prior to 2011, the numbers of Christians in Syria did not go beyond the 2.2 million, more than 10 per cent of the total population, according to official statistics. They achieved balance in the...