Arab world

As some Iraqi Christians make a slow return to the region around Mosul following the defeat of the Islamic State group, many say it will take time to rebuild their lives and even longer to rebuild...
This month, Pope Francis opened up a new path to sainthood for “those Christians who, following in the footsteps and teaching of Jesus, have offered their life voluntarily and freely for others and...
On July 20-25, in many villages and towns of the Nineveh Plain once inhabited mostly by Christians, 15 statues of the Virgin of Lourdres have been installed to replace those removed and destroyed by...
Although the United States and other coalition forces have driven ISIS from Iraqi cities like Mosul, the task of rebuilding remains enormous. Plus, what will become of the persecuted Christians? U.S...
A Catholic charity in France has sent 15 Virgin Mary statues to Iraq to replace those destroyed by ISIS during the group's three-plus-year targeting of those it deemed to not follow its brand of...
  The Chaldean Patriarchate issued the following statement on the situation on Friday July 21 on the Nineveh Plain:   It is unfortunate that the attempt to put a hand on the towns of the Nineveh...
A group of Iraqi youth of different faiths aims to fight the fanaticism and divisions plaguing their country with an arsenal of peace-building tools acquired from a workshop in Lebanon. The workshop...
For seven tumultuous years, Matthew Nowery has been sustained by his infectiously strong faith as he works for Samaritan's Purse in northern Iraq. Working latterly to heal the horrific damage done by...
As the conflict in Syria continues the Catholic Charity, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has announced 32 projects to support thousands of suffering Christian families. The projects include food aid...
Hope and expectation are rising after Yemen confirmed that missionary Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in Yemen more than a year ago, is “alive.” The heartening news was communicated...
Sahid is a child who is just five years old. He is originally from Syria, but he is temporarily living in Lebanon. If you try to ask him what he wants to do, he will say, “Make money, buy arms and...
After six years of devastating civil war in Syria, a leading Catholic charity has announced more than 30 projects to support thousands of suffering Christian families. Aid to the Church in Need is...
To understand the current situation in Iraq — the evolving and complex conflicts there, and the fear and resilience of its Christians — one has to understand its past, which is often ignored or...
Representatives of the Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac Christian political parties have produced a position paper which outlines their desire to establish self-governance. In the very land from which...
The Maronite cathedral of Sant'Elia, in the historic Al-Jdayde area, is still without a roof, hit by the many mortar blows that devastated it during the Syrian conflict. Right there on the evening of...
A security guard was wounded on Saturday, July 15, at a church in Egypt's seaside city of Alexandria as a man attacked him with a blade for not allowing him in, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said in...
The Maronite Church will celebrate next July 31 "The Day of Martyrs of the Eastern Churches" in the context of the Year of Martyrdom and Martyrs" proclaimed by Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai...
Young Coptic Michael Atef Munir, son of one of the victims of the massacre of the Coptic pilgrims killed on May 26 in a jihadist ambush, has announced he wants to donate the money that the Egyptian...
With no time to lose, Catholics should press their representatives in the Senate to take up the bill. Further, the U.S. bishops can do more to raise awareness about the plight of our Iraqi brothers...
The city of Mosul in Iraq has already been liberated from the clutches of the Islamic State, but a Christian charity has warned that this victory does not provide enough guarantees for the future of...