Arab world

Following is the text of a statement presented to the Holy Chaldean Synod in the aftermath of the referendum on Kurdistan Now that the Referendum regarding the Independence of Kurdistan has occurred...
Some 300 women have visited a historic monastery near Mosul after its liberation from the Islamic State – a decision their priest said was made in order to show they aren't afraid, and that...
The Synod of the Chaldean Church Bishops held meetings in Rome under the chairmanship of the Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, on 4-8 October 2017 and issued the following statement: To our sisters and...
The anniversary celebrated on Monday, October 9, in his native village. His canonization was a time of great commotion for a Lebanon emerging from the war. Saint Charbel is a sign of unity. Miracles...
Tens of thousands of Christian refugees in Lebanon, having fled an ISIS genocide, are often slightly better off than other refugees due to assistance from the local church and global Catholic groups...
Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, the head of the Coptic Catholic Church, says after several attacks in the last 12 months by extremists, Christians in Egypt have shown their “unshakable faith.” He...
The United States must take “bold action” by the end of 2017 to prevent Christianity in Iraq — the cradle of Christendom — from disappearing in just “a few short years,” warns former Rep. Frank Wolf...
On Friday, October 6, the Libyan General Prosecutor officially confirmed the finding of the bodies of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who were beheaded in 2015 by jihadists linked to the Islamic...
Pope Francis has urged leaders of the Chaldean Church to be builders of unity, favouring dialogue and collaboration between all actors of Iraqi society. The Pope was addressing bishops in Rome for...
Leaders and advocates fear a new war over Kurdish independence is poorly timed and could be the last straw for Iraq’s remaining Christians. ***** The Kurdish referendum vote for independence from...
French-Lebanese theologian and philosopher Antoine Fleyfel emphasizes the importance of the Oriental Christian community for the diversity of the Arab world and warns against the temptation to turn...
As the deadline looms for the State Department and USAID to provide portions of more than $1 billion in aid to the religious minorities targeted for genocide by ISIS in Iraq, the children of...
Church leaders have expressed anxiety over a Kurdish vote for independence in a recent referendum, saying Kurdistan’s decision to split from Iraq could prompt more conflict and uncertainty in a...
With the help of the French NGO "Fraternité en Irak" (Brotherhood with Iraq), Father Jacob Youssef Hasso Isso is working on the reconstruction of Mar Behnam which ISIS attempted to blow up. It is an...
Despite a Sept. 25th independence referendum in which 93 percent of Kurds voted to break with Iraq, leading to border closings, threats of economic reprisals, and fears of military conflict,...
Originally dedicated to supporting lepers, the Raoul Follereau Foundation has broadened its range of action and is now implementing projects to assist Christians in Iraq’s Nineveh Plain region and...
During a conference on rebuilding Christian villages on the Plains of Nineveh, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Christians are an essential part of Iraqi society, and must...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, on Thursday September 28, praised a "so-called Marshall Plan" that seeks to encourage and support Iraqi Christians to return to their homes...
More than 1400 Christian families have already returned to their homes and villages scattered in the Nineveh Plain, which they abandoned in the summer of 2014, due to the advance of the jihadist...
A document issued on the eve of the referendum guarantees autonomy and administrative decentralization in areas where minorities have “historical roots”. But Christian political organizations are...