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The Maronite Catholic Church in Lebanon is drawing up a social assistance and food aid plan to help needy families as more Lebanese get affected by the country's financial collapse. The initiative,...
Iraq announced on Wednesday that it has formed a new government. It has taken 6 months to do so since Abdul Mahdi resigned last November. The new Prime Minister is Mustafa al-Kadimi. He has been...
Catholic aid agencies helping the displaced in northern Iraq say they are reaching those in need as the COVID-19 situation slowly improves there. “We are going back to normal life gradually,” said...
“Our first concern is that nobody must feel hungry, so we will provide the poor with food and medicines; families without any monthly income will come first”, says the director of Caritas Lebanon,...
The Lebanese Church has welcomed the economic recovery plan recently approved by the government and is hopeful that it will be ratified next Wednesday’s meeting at the presidential palace, said...
Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Mitja Leskovar as the Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq on Friday, May 1 while making him an archbishop. Msgr. Leskovar currently serves as a councillor at the Apostolic...
Amid the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the team of Our Lady Dispensary (OLD), which is affiliated to the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) and located in Sabtiyeh - Lebanon, has helped 400...
An American lawyer instrumental in aiding Iraqi Christians suffering from attacks by the ISIS group said Christians remain a vital part of Iraq’s diverse society, despite their diminishing numbers....
With violent attacks in northeastern Syria continuing in spite of the coronavirus lockdown, Christians--whose numbers have already plummeted by nearly 60 per cent within a decade--are anxious to flee...
Following is the text of the joint statement issued by His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, and His...
Religious freedom advocates and medical practitioners have expressed concerns about the COVID-19 response in northeast Syria. “There is a quadruple threat to religious freedom and the fight against...
Before the Syrian Civil War, more than 20,000 Christian families lived in the Al-Jazeera region, on the border with Turkey in northeastern Syria. Many of these Christians are the descendants of those...
Baghdad’s parish priests have decided to donate their salaries to help the poor and the people most affected by the new coronavirus pandemic. Their contribution, that should result in about 25...
It seems that Iraq is not an issue in the political forces plan in general! And that citizens are not the subject of attention and follow-up. Iraq is only a geography, and not an afflicted people...
Seven years after the announcement of the kidnapping "which hit the hearts of all Christians", the kidnapping of the two bishops and the murder of their driver is still shrouded in mystery and " no...
Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East, in Easter messages from churches barren of the faithful due to the coronavirus, lamented the scourge of the pandemic while evoking the hope of the Resurrection...
A top Catholic humanitarian group expressed concern for the tens of thousands of Iraqis displaced inside their country and dependent on assistance, because access to them has become severely...
Archbishop Paul Hinder has appealed for a ceasefire in Yemen where Covid-19 could prove calamitous. The Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia and Yemen, Archbishop Paul Hinder, has issued an appeal for...
Middle East Council of Churches Secretary General Dr. Souaraya Bechealany sent the following message dated April 14, 2020 to Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. Antonio Guterres welcoming the...
The Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) has distributed barley seeds to 600 farmers in Dara’a Governorate in order to support the agricultural sector. The distributed seeds are sufficient to plant...