Arab world

The country is undergoing a serious economic and social crisis. The families of the Focolare, gathered together in Cairo on 27 January, want to be a “source of hope and joy” as a contribution to...
A spokesman for Egypt’s Catholic Church has praised local Muslims for helping embattled Christians after a series of Islamic State attacks in Sinai. Fr. Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Coptic...
Sandra Awad, 38, head of communication for Caritas Syria, made Ode to Joy, a five-minute video that highlights the “hardship and insecurity" people face “everyday inside Syria”, which they ask to...
The diplomatic meetings are always "a sign of hope for us" and certainly the talks that took place in Geneva "have something positive for us. Of course, the different opinions have clearly emerged,...
While rumors of Patriarch Grègoire III Laham’s resignation have been denied, there is talk of a resignation letter on its way to Rome. An emblematic case of "internal struggle" within the hierarchies...
Maronite Archbishop of Damascus Samir Nassar says Syrians seek survival, not freedom, cites UNESCO estimate that more than three million Syrian children are unable to attend school. Marking the...
When President Donald Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Network in January 2017, he would give Middle East Christians priority refugee status, he was sharply criticized for religious favoritism...
Hind Jijji recently returned to her hometown of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq after Islamic State (IS) fighters were forced from the town. She and her family fled the area in 2014 just two hours before...
The Christians of Syria are preparing to live a “bitter Lent”, and among the many factors of suffering and sorrow afflicting the Churches of Syria there is the fact that many priests who during the...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi held talks with Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai and Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, on Thursday, March 2, who have been in Cairo to attend the Conference...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Rifat Bader has said that the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council had issued a document called "Nostra Aetate'' which means "At Our...
The Marionite Archbishop of Damascus has written a pastoral letter describing the challenges of daily life in war-torn Syria. In a letter released on Ash Monday – the beginning of Lent in the Eastern...
At General Audience, Pope wished Arabic-speaking Pilgrims a Good Lent, Prays Lord Protects Them From Evil One. “I give a warm welcome to the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, particularly those from Iraq,...
An international conference addressing freedom, citizenship, integration and social and cultural diversity kicked off on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, under the sponsorship of President Abdel Fattah...
Islamic authorities in Egypt have condemned the jihadist violence that has seen Coptic Christians flee the terror of ISIS in northern Egypt. An Islamic group known as the House of Fatwa has...
Hind Safaa has returned to her hometown of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq after Islamic State fighters were pushed out of the town. She and her family left the area two years ago due to fears that Islamic...
The Iraqi capital, completely overwhelmed by war and terrorism, is now fragmented by many walls that surround neighbourhoods, churches and public buildings… Barriers of defence which now become large...
Speaking about the situation of Christians in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Syriac Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem Joseph III Younan acknowledged that if he had children, he too would be trying to flee the...
After years of darkness, hope has returned to Telekuf-Tesqopa. Located just 17 miles from Mosul, the village is rebuilding after being liberated from ISIS. As a visible sign of the rebuilding, a...
Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement on Friday, February 24, condemning "the repeated terrorist attacks targeting Egyptian Christians in Northern Sinai," which the Church says are aimed...