Arab world

On Oct. 13, 2017, following Pope Francis’ meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Rafic Harir, the Holy See Press Office released a statement, saying the two leaders agreed on “the value of...
Vice President Mike Pence announced the U.S. will work directly with faith-based groups to get genocide victims the help they need to rebuild their lives. ***** Advocates for persecuted Christians...
Following are excerpts of speech delivered by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church at the opening...
During the second day of the 2017 In Defense of Christians Summit in Washington, policy experts gathered on October 25 to discuss how to advance U.S. interests in the Middle East by protecting...
The Catholic Bishops of Iraq, at the end of their annual meeting, held in Baghdad on October 24 and 25, again expressed concern over the tensions and new conflict threats that lie in one of the areas...
Monsignor Ilario Antoniazzi: foreign fighters? There is a risk of indoctrination in prisons; the origin of the problems is not in Tunisia, but in the migrant’s country of origin ***** Monsignor...
The head of the Knights of Columbus attended the government of Hungary’s recent conference in support of persecuted Christians. ***** The Knights of Columbus fraternal organization has given millions...
The Church in Lebanon is working to aid the 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and the bishop of the Maronite Eparchy of Jbeil recently told Aid to the Church in Need about these efforts. Bishop...
The head of the Syriac Catholic Church has appealed to the Trump administration for “something real on the ground, not just words but a vision” and “honest politics” in order to help Christians in...
A two-day conference has been held in Qatar to discuss the plight of Arab Christians and the threats they are facing during wars and conflicts in the Middle East, during which Christian populations...
Researchers at the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies have called for a "safe zone" to be set up for Christians in Iraq, Arab48 has reported. Speaking at a conference on Christian Arabs in...
In the summer of 2014, while the Isis militias were advancing, they fled to Kurdistan. Now they are starting to return back to their homes. The story of Silvia Batras, an Iraqi Dominican Sister...
Syria once had relatively good relations between Christians and Muslims, but the civil war means that will be harder to achieve in the future, according to Italian Cardinal Mario Zenari, the pope's...
Chaldean Patriarch Louisl Sako has issued the following statement addressing the Iraqi leadership in the wake of the unprecedented deteriorating situation in northern Iraq: These days, our country...
It's called the Nineveh Plain. It is a cradle of our faith and for 2,000 years where Christians have lived, and sometimes flourished in this area, keeping the faith strong and vibrant. When the ISIS...
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael warns: the Nineveh Plain is now a “disputed territory”. Fundraising and the mobilization of international associations is not enough to ensure continuity to the...
Two millennia of Christianity in Iraq could be wiped out completely if war breaks out between Iraqi forces and Kurdish nationalists, warned a U.S. adviser to the Chaldean Catholic Church. Stephen...
The Chaldean Synod. held in Rome on 5-8 October 2017, issued the following statement: The Chaldean Synod was held in Rome between 5-8 October 2017. It was led by His Beatitude the Patriarch Mar Louis...
As interreligious tensions and a migration crisis continue in the Middle East, key Church leaders in the region have said Christians largely feel abandoned by the international community, which has...
A Coptic priest affiliated with a church in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Bani Swaif was stabbed by a man on Thursday, October 12, in Cairo’s northeastern suburb of El–Marg, state-run newspaper of...