Arab world

A Coptic mother sacrificed her life to save her two daughters during the December 29 terrorist attack targeting Christians at a church in Cairo, it has emerged. Egypt Today reported that Nermin Sadik...
Egypt Al Azhar's preparations are under way to hold an international conference in support of Jerusalem on January 17-18. The conference will discuss means to deal with the recent US decision on...
Cries of joy and seasonal hymns once again filled St. Paul Cathedral in Mosul as Christmas Mass was celebrated there for the first time in three-and-a-half years, following the northern Iraqi city's...
A Chaldean Catholic archbishop from southern Iraq has warned that the country’s beleaguered Christian community still feels pessimistic about the future, despite the recent announcement by the...
Witnesses to an attack outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt that left nine people dead said it was residents and worshippers, not police, who kept the death toll from soaring even higher. One...
Egyptian security officials say a gunman has killed two Coptic Christian brothers in an attack on a liquor store in Giza province, just days after nine people were killed in an attack on a church and...
An estimated 50,000 Christians returned home in Iraq in time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas after facing genocide at the hands of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists who forced...
Ancient artifacts. Centuries-old legends. Prayers dating back to the time of Christ. An enemy seeking to destroy it all. And a team of dedicated scholars trying to save the memories before it’s too...
The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned the twin attacks on Coptic Christians in the Helwan area south of Cairo. Ten people died when gunmen tried to...
Egypt's Muslim leader has condemned the church terror attack in which ten died. Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, warned that such attacks threatened national unity in Egypt. He called...
Patriarch of Antioch for Syriac Catholic Church says shepherds will continue crying out for Middle East Christians’ rights to be defended. Despite hopes otherwise, Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III...
A gunman opened fire on Mar Mina Church in Helwan, south of Cairo, on Friday, December 29, and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said. Egypt's Ministry of Health confirmed that ten...
Patriarchs of the Middle East--with hope, despite uncertainty in the region--called for peace, security, prayer and solidarity at Christmastime. From Baghdad, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako...
Cries of joy and seasonal hymns once again filled St. Paul Cathedral in Mosul as Christmas Mass was celebrated there for the first time in three and a half years, following the northern Iraqi city’s...
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us” (John 1:14) In this wonderful feast of our Lord’s Nativity, I am so glad to extend to you all my heartfelt salutations with my prayerful wishes that...
Inside the newly renovated Church of Saint George in the Northern Iraqi town of Teleskof, Hayat Chamoun Daoud led children dressed as Santa Claus singing Jingle Bells in Aramaic. Like every other...
In Baghdad, Catholics pray in the Sayidat al-Najat cathedral. This is the cathedral that was the target of the terrible attack in October 2010. More than 58 Christians perished, including two young...
Although it’s been months since the Islamic State was pushed out of towns in Iraq once populated by Christians, about 80,000 Christians have yet to return home and remain displaced inside of the...
Just one year ago, Mosul was the seat of the Islamic State's so-called caliphate in Iraq. With 1.8 million people under siege, December was a time when residents used old furniture and cut down...
The Knights of Columbus is giving a 30-day supply of food to 12,000 displaced or formerly displaced Christian families in northern Iraq to coincide with Christmas. "The Knights of Columbus is pleased...