Arab world

The general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church reflects on the recent Islamist attacks that killed at least 29 Coptic Christians in Egypt, and scores more in England and the Philippines. Following...
“The children are paying the highest price of the conflict,” says Cardinal Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio to Syria, of the six-year civil war. In an exclusive interview with the Register May 18, he...
Christian internally displaced people in Erbil, Kurdish Iraq continue to depend on aid as they are awaiting the opportunity to return to their home on the Nineveh plains. They have been cared for by...
Hungary's government is donating 145 million forints ($525,000) to Saint Joseph's Clinic in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city. An agreement signed...
“I spend most of my time in Aleppo and I want to stay here.” This is how Mons. Georges Abou Khazen spoke about his ministry as the Catholic bishop of Aleppo and the apostolic vicar of the Latins in...
The Middle East Council of Churches has cabled His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark of the Coptic Orthodox Church, expressing deepest condolences...
The Chaldean Archbishops of Basra and the south, Habib Jajou and of Kirkuk, Yousif Toma participated in the International Conference on Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence in the Middle East...
Pope Francis has sent a telegram to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, expressing condolences over the murder of dozens of Coptic Christians in Egypt, and condemning the killings as "a senseless...
Thousands of Christians, weeping and praying, gathered at a church in a small southern Egyptian village to mourn seven of their community who were among the more than two dozen Christians shot dead...
Masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians in southern Egypt on Friday, May 26, killing 26 people and wounding 26 others as they were driving to a monastery, medical sources and...
Westminster’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols and a bishop from Iraq came together in central London to bless a crucifix found in the rubble left behind by Daesh (ISIS) in the ancient Nineveh Plains. At the...
Being persecuted for their religion didn’t stop them. Coming to a foreign land without knowing the language — and having little to no money — didn’t deter them. Educating others about who they are...
Chaldean immigrant Maureen Antwan wants two things for her children — for them to keep the faith and do well in school. “To just be with the church, that’s the first thing,” she said. “The second...
The Egyptian public prosecutor has sentenced 48 suspects for ties with the three attacks on Coptic churches in recent months, where dozens of people died. Defendants must appear before the...
Still reeling from the Syrian civil war, the city of Aleppo saw a ray of hope this weekend with a consecration to Our Lady of Fatima on May 13. The Mass of Consecration took place in Saint Francis of...
It took little more than a year to build the second church in the village of Ismailia, in the Egyptian province of Minya. The Christian place of worship was also built in a short space of time thanks...
Heads of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains have called for the establishment of a safe haven under international protection for the country’s increasingly persecuted...
Christians are fleeing the Middle East, emptying what was once one of the world's most-diverse regions of its ancient religions. They're being driven away not only by Islamic State, but by...
Fr Samir Youssef talks about a plan for outreach and exchange to rebuild a social fabric broken by the Jihadi madness. Weekly meetings, summer camps, films and exchanges are dedicated to interfaith...
Ceremonies took place in the Christian towns of Bartella, Karamless and Qaraqosh, to inaugurate an initiative aiming to repair, rebuild up to 13,000 homes Work has begun on the rebuilding of the...