Arab world

A group of Syrian refugees from the devastated city of Homs were welcomed to Italy on Tuesday morning by members of the Sant'Egdio community thanks to the ecumenical 'humanitarian corridor' project...
Maronite Bishop Antoine Chbeir heads the Eparchy of Tartus, which is located in a region of Syria on the Mediterranean coast that is under government control. There is no fighting at present, but...
Christians in the devastated Iraqi town of Qaraqosh have celebrated Palm Sunday for the first time since they were driven from the town by Islamic State in 2014. Thousands of Christians processed...
The governor of the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh says thousands of displaced Christian families have returned to the country's strategic city of Mosul ever since government forces and allied...
His fate held the world in suspense from August 15 to September 11, 2006. Father Saad Sirop Hanna was a young Iraqi priest, when he was kidnapped in Baghdad, after celebrating Mass of the Solemnity...
On the streets of Cairo's Shubra district, many Coptic Christians say they will support President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his re-election bid on Monday, March 26. Pro-Sisi banners hang overhead in...
This is a story of Christian father of three, Antoine from Aleppo, and how he escaped ISIS after 62 days of incarceration. One morning, Antoine arrived at work only to be kidnapped by the ISIS...
"The faces of the men around us were very stiff and their looks were as cold as the stone; whenever they would look at me with their frigid faces I would be afraid and their frowns made me feel...
An ancient Christian heritage site in northeastern Syria was damaged by Turkish air raids near the city of Afrin, which Ankara-led forces captured at the weekend, Syria's antiquities department said...
The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church has called on a Catholic charity to redouble its efforts to help Christians stay in the Middle East. Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II made the plea at a meeting...
The National Day of the Annunciation, usually celebrated in Lebanon on March 25, this year has been moved to April 9. This was confirmed by a document released Tuesday March 20 by the Maronite...
The Vatican and aid workers have urged the world to help end an “apocalyptic” bombing campaign in Syria where “thousands of families” live in underground shelters and “millions of children” are...
Patriarch of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Ibrahim Isaac has declared, during his participation in the Security Conference which held in Munich that the situation of the Christians in Egypt...
Christianity will be reduced to a token presence in Iraq -- unless more families are given aid to return to their villages on the Nineveh Plains, according to a priest helping them home. Father Salar...
As the Vatican’s annual Good Friday Collection approaches, the head of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches has encouraged people to take pilgrimages to the Holy Land, in addition to supporting...
The first statue dedicated to Pope Francis in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East has been inaugurated in Hadath, municipality of the district of Baabda, considered part of the southern suburbs of...
Jihadists allied with Turkey are hunting down religious minorities to kill them in Syria’s northwest, Christian activists warn, as Turkey and its allies have encircled the Kurdish-held town of Afrin...
Everyone thinks that the churches will empty but it is the opposite which occurs, says Bishop Kyrillos William Samaan of Assiut Catholic Coptic Bishop Kyrillos William Samaan of Assiut in Middle...
Monsignor Abou Khazen OFM Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo gives a harrowing report of conditions in Damascus, and Al-Ghouta, as the battle between the government army and Al-Nusra rebels rages in densely...
From a town of just over 900 people, a Knights of Columbus council and its 162 members hope to have a big impact halfway around the world. They are supporting an effort to help Christians in Syria...