Arab world

An artist from Baghdida, Fahed Oulo, has presented Pope Francis with a painting titled, “Marvelous Love”. This work represents his dedication to finish the work which lasted for three years in France...
Latin Rite Bishops from the Arab Regions have completed a five-day assembly in Rome where they prayed at papal basilicas and met with Pope Francis. Bishops from across the Middle East have made...
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri has appealed to the world's Catholics to support the faithful in the Holy Land, in a message released on March 12. Promoting the annual worldwide collection for the Church in...
Following is the text of the statement issued by the Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions, which met in Rome from March 5-10, 2018: Statement by the bishops of the Conference of Latin...
Christian activists warn that one million Syrian civilians will face certain slaughter in northwestern Afrin, where they allege Turkey and its militant allies have already carried out “war crimes”...
If we forget the persecuted Christians and don’t support them, something isn’t right in our own lives of faith and communion Middle Eastern Christians are even less in the news following last year’s...
Bambino Gesu children's hospital is treating two wounded Syrian children in Rome. The hospital owned by the Holy See has also joined hands with WHO and UNHCR for projects in Syria and Jordan to reach...
Lack of security measures is the reason behind the killing of a Christian family in al-Mashtal District of the new Baghdad area, said Chaldean Patriarch in Iraq and the world Mar Luis Rafael Sako. “...
As the number of civilian victims in Syria's bloody civil war continues to climb, Cardinal Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio in Syria, said the situation is “hell on earth,” especially for vulnerable...
Without a permit, the buildings were outside the law. A 1934 law prevented the construction of new Christian buildings. Under a new law adopted in 2016, Egyptian governors must justify whenever they...
A Christian doctor and two members of his family were killed in a home invasion after being stabbed by unknown assailants in Baghdad on Friday, March 9, security sources said. Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-...
Mar Louis Raphael Sako, the primate of the Iraqi Church, has been named for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. For him receiving a prize "is not important", he told AsiaNews. What counts is "the symbolic...
The idea of ​​opening a place dedicated to meeting and reading "came while we were under occupation", when culture and books became the only weapon to oppose the ideology of Islamic State jihadists (...
Recently, a ceremony took place in the English university town of Cambridge: the official opening and blessing of the offices of a new charity, Aradin. The charity aims at helping Christians in the...
Saudi Arabia's crown prince has vowed to promote religious freedom in a private meeting with the archbishop of Canterbury in Lambeth Palace today. Mohammed bin Salman is on a three-day visit to the...
Marina Isaac Polos Malak was born in Mosul, Iraq, in 1994. She and her family, Christians belonging to the Assyrian Church of the East, were forced to flee when ISIS captured Mosul in June 2014....
From Aleppo to Jerusalem, Catholics and people of other faith denominations join in initiatives of prayer for peace. The drama of the civil war in Syria has recently intensified, especially in the...
More than 450 of the poorest elderly people in Syria have received new shoes – thanks to a grant from the UK office of Aid to the Church in Need (CAN). The charity provides for people in Aleppo in...
A Christian woman has spoken of her heartbreak seeing Mosul’s desecrated churches – and remains fearful of Daesh (ISIS) collaborators in the city. Mosul city is still “extremely dangerous” Nadia...
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Coptic Pope Tawadros II at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral on Monday, March 5, in what state media said was an unprecedented visit by an official...