Arab world

Religious Sisters in Iraq have set out plans to return to a key town in the ancient Nineveh Plains where they hope to provide help and healing for thousands of Christian families returning there....
The “situation is still dramatic” in Syria, said Cardinal Mario Zenari. “There are some signs of hope, but the situation is still very difficult,” he explained. On August 30, 2017, L’Osservatore...
Mass has returned to the city of Mosul, after three years of occupation by the Islamic State. Father Luis Montes said the sight of so much desecration in the city was painful for him, but he added it...
Leader Nasrallah reports that negotiations on the surrender of militants in the mountains between Lebanon and Syria have also included talks about the fate of the two clergymen missing since April...
"We believe in God first, Trump second," says a Christian man in Ainkawa, Erbil, in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq. "You hear it said often here." Iraq's Christians in 2003 numbered more than a...
As life-threatening poverty has left Syria’s war-torn families struggling to buy food, a leading Catholic charity has responded with much needed help. Working with local Church leaders, Catholic...
The installation process of Saint Charbel's largest statue got under way Friday, August 25, at the Cross Mountain in Faraya after it had been delicately transported from Haret Sakher over the weekend...
A mostly Christian town about 25 kilometers north of Mosul that Kurdish Peshmerga and US Special Forces liberated from ISIS, is slowly returning to life as 4,000 residents have now returned. Brett...
The conflict in Syria is taking a turning point. Unfortunately, details of the kidnapped bishops of Aleppo remains mysterious. Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop...
A recent trip to Iraq drove home the perilous state of Christians and Yazidis there, a former US Congressman from Virginia has recounted in a new report. “If nothing is done, I believe that we will...
Within just one month up to 15,000 displaced Iraqi Christians are expected to return to the town in the ancient Nineveh Plains which suffered the worst violence carried out by Daesh (ISIS). The...
After three years in exile from Iraq's Nineveh Plain while it was occupied by the Islamic State, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena are returning to their homeland to face the daunting...
The giant statue of Saint Charbel, Lebanon’s Saint dear to the Maronite tradition has reached the heights of Kesrouan. The statue was transferred Sunday, August 20, from Haret Sakhr, north of Jounieh...
The so-called Islamic State invaded Mosul and the Plain of Nineveh in the north of Iraq in August 2014, destroying people, especially minorities, centuries-old religious and civil buildings, and...
Parts of Aleppo are coming back to life with people returning in large numbers to the bomb-blasted city and streets once again humming with traffic and people. Aid to the Church in Need’s Middle East...
More than 600 Christian families are making their way back to the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq to rebuild their lives from scratch, the Syriac Catholic archbishop of Mosul told Christian charity...
An urgent call to speed up plans to rebuild homes in one of the Iraqi Christian towns worst affected by Daesh (ISIS) violence has been made by the leader of the local Church community amid signs that...
The Syriac Catholic patriarch doesn't mince words about the ongoing violence and unrest in the Middle East nor does he shy away from calling out the West for not doing enough to protect Christian...
Christians in Iraq are facing their "biggest and greatest challenge" as they return to their homelands freed from the Islamic State, according to human rights activists. The very future of...
An interview on the eve of the feast of the Assumption with Father Ibrahim Alsabagh, parish priest of the church of St. Francis who is also responsible for the Latin community of the city. In Aleppo...