Arab world

Twenty-five boys and girls of the Latin Parish of Aleppo received the sacrament of Confirmation during a Mass celebrated in the church of St Francis of Assisi. At a time marked by turmoil, a Mass has...
Candidates in the upcoming Iraqi political elections must avoid exploiting symbols and religious references as instruments of electoral propaganda. This is the request expressed by the Patriarchate...
Catholic and other faith-based aid groups are urging an end to fighting in Yemen, where three years of war have created a humanitarian crisis, including “the world’s largest food security emergency...
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) continues to help in the reconstruction in the Nineveh Plain – its “Marshall Plan” to support the Christians of Iraq. Less than a year after the opening of the first...
The cardinal concluded the four-day visit to Doha. He officially started the construction of the first Maronite church in the country. Al-Thani emphasizes the importance of "coexistence" between...
A Mass was celebrated by Patriarch John X at the Church of the Holy Christ in Damascus on April 22 on the 5th anniversary of the kidnapping of Aleppo bishops, namely Bishop Youhanna Ibrahim and...
Saturday, April 21, commemorates five years since the tragic abduction by terrorists of their Eminences Metropolitan Paul and Archbishop John, both of Aleppo in Syria. The Church never ceases to pray...
Caritas Syria said the recent massive missile strikes by the United States, Britain and France, intended to weaken Syria’s chemical weapons capability, have not hindered its assistance to the country...
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai Friday, April 20, laid the foundation stone for a Maronite church to be constructed in Doha, Qatar – which Lebanese news outlets report will the first Maronite house of...
Christians are a religious minority in mostly Muslim Egypt and the issue of building churches has largely always been controversial. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has approved the...
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, has paid a visit to Saudi Arabia. There are now calls for the construction of churches in a nation with a...
‘We need prayers, prayers and more prayers. It is the only thing that can bring us unity in this country.’ Following the latest attacks in Syria, one of the country’s leading bishops has issued an...
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received at his office at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh on Wednesday, April 18, the Chairman of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue at the Vatican, Cardinal Jean-...
Following is the text joint statement of the peacemaking appeal, which was agreed upon during a telephone conversation between Pope Francis of Rome and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on...
In a 16 April statement, the World Council of Churches (WCC) urged the international community to find a way to break the cycle of violence in Syria. The statement comes two days after the USA,...
A document signed by Patriarch Béchara Raï tries to curb the controversy and personal attacks unleashed over some aspects of the Church’s doctrine and teachings. A rampant phenomenon that even Pope...
The ancient Christian communities of Syria have been almost decimated during the past five years due to attacks from rebel groups operating in Syria, both “moderate” ones funded by the United States...
Patriarch of the Chaldean Church in Iraq Louis Raphael Sako has called for the Federal Government of Iraq to put an end to the practice of including people's religion on their national identity cards...
At Regina Coeli, Francis says he is “deeply troubled” and invokes the “instruments available to the international community” asking all politicians to “ensure that justice and peace prevail”. Francis...
A Catholic archbishop is desperately trying to breathe life back into Qaraqosh, a small Christian town on the Nineveh Plain in Iraq, that suffered from two years’ rule under ISIS and is now piecing...