Arab world

Meeting on April 28 with President Sisi and Patriarch Tawadros II. The Pope will speak with the Grand Imam of al-Azhar at the International Conference on Peace. The Ecumenical Patriarch of...
Catholic patriarchs in the Middle East spoke up against the violence and terror that has taken over the Middle East in their Easter messages. While calling the international community to aid and...
Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt. “The Pope’s trip to Egypt proceeds as scheduled,” Greg...
The Islamic State is in the process of being defeated in Mosul, its principal fiefdom for the last three years. However, many people are already concerned about a potential “next war” that may tear...
With ISIS expelled, Iraqi Christians are trickling back to the ransacked town of Qaraqosh, beset by anxiety for their security and yet hopeful they can live in friendship with Muslims of all...
An Iraqi Christian priest gives the Eucharist during an Easter Mass at the Saint John’s church (Mar Yohanna) in the nearly deserted predominantly Christian Iraqi town of Qaraqosh (also known as...
Fr. Rafic Greiche describes the situation in the country as "calm". Christians "are not intimidated" and flock to church. Liturgical services continue, but other events have been cancelled. The...
In the Roman basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, on Wednesday April 12, 2017 where several thousands of people gathered, Cardinal Farrell presided the Vigil in memory of the contemporary martyrs,...
Hundreds of people celebrate Good Friday in Homs with a procession at night through the damaged neighborhood of Bustan Al Dewan. They marched past bullet-riddled storefronts, bombed-out apartment...
An Egyptian Coptic bishop has spoken about the profound power of martyrdom in the 21st century, as the Coptic community continues to mourn Egypt's Palm Sunday church bombings that killed at least 45...
As the conflict in Syria rages on, a Salesian nun honored by the White House as a “Woman of Courage” said that no matter who is in charge, as long as they work for peace they have her vote. “I like...
The Coptic Church in Egypt is planning subdued Easter celebrations, a week after attacks on two churches during Palm Sunday festivities killed at least 45 people. The main Easter liturgy, a midnight...
The Islamic State is in the process of being defeated in Mosul, its principal fiefdom for the last three years. However, many people are already concerned about a potential “next war” that may tear...
The widow of the Egyptian Christian guard who died protecting Coptic Pope Tawardos II during ISIS' Palm Sunday bombings has said she forgives her husband's killer. 'I forgive you and I ask God to...
With the approaching of Easter, the Maronite archbishop of Damascus, Samir Nassar, recounts the Sisters’ humble evangelical service that still gives hope to the people How to bring comfort and hope...
Fifteen Franciscan friars continue to live and work in Syria; two of the friars minister in towns controlled by Islamic State forces. Father Michael Perry, minister general of the Franciscans,...
A Coptic priest in Egypt has delivered an inspirational message preaching Christian love and forgiveness in the wake of the Palm Sunday bombings in Alexandria and Tanta that killed at least 47 and...
On Palm Sunday, April 9, members of the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mark awoke to the news that people dear to them had died or were wounded simply for being Coptic Christians. So what did they do...
Coptic churches in the south of Egypt said they would not hold Easter celebrations this year, in mourning of the 45 Coptic Christians killed in the two Palm Sunday bomb attacks. The Minya Coptic...
In Syria and Iraq, Christians are being forced into exile. In Lebanon, however, their living conditions are ensured by their economic, political and demographic representation. In Egypt, a suffering...