Arab world

Egypt's main Coptic Church decided on Thursday, July 13, to suspend holding any conferences and organizing the church-sponsored trips to monasteries, Coptic Orthodox Church Head Bolus Hailm said....
A Priest in Baghdad by Saad Sirop Hanna, with Edward S Aris - Foreword by David Alton How do we respond in the face of evil, especially to those who inflict grave evil upon us? Abducted in Iraq is...
Following the recapture of Mosul by Iraqi forces on Sunday, July 9, Chaldean Patriarch Sako has urged the Christians of Mosul “to return as soon as possible” in a message sent to “La Croix". Overcome...
Yemen’s foreign minister told Indian officials that Salesian Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, kidnapped in Yemen last year, is still alive, and efforts to trace him continue. Ucanews.com reported that,...
After the Iraqi army regained control of the city of Mosul, "La Croix" spoke to Faraj Benoît Camurat, president of the Brotherhood with Iraq organization. ***** On Sunday July 9, the Iraqi army...
Iraqi Christians and others in Mosul (June 10, 2014) and the towns of Nineveh Plain (August 7, 2014) went through a catastrophic and sore experience, which was tragic and more than painful. However,...
Stories of coexistence between Christians and Muslims. The country’s present and future according to Father Giuseppe Scattolin and Professor Wael Farouq. “The billboard picture prepared for Pope...
With the ousting of ISIS from the Nineveh Plains — located northeast of Mosul in Iraq — its Christian communities, after spending nearly three years as Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Kurdistan...
Fr. Ibrahim Alsabagh of the Custody of the Holy Land received the Jan Karski Prize for 2017 on June 26. The zealous Franciscan who works in Syria was rewarded for having “brought hope to a hopeless...
In a ceremony held at his ministry’s headquarters, Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced the discovery of a very important medical manuscript uncovered by the monks of St Catherine’s...
The Gulf crisis involving Qatar and its neighbouring nations has hit many Catholic families says the region’s Catholic Church authority. From a social point of view, the ongoing row between Qatar and...
Every opportunity for "meeting, discussion, dialogue" is always a "positive" factor and must induce "optimism", even if the situation on the ground "is not easy" and there remains a widespread "...
It is the oldest church in the city, located two streets from the destroyed al-Nouri Mosque. Outside it has only "a few scuff marks", while the interior was devastated during its occupation. St....
The dialogue continues between the Vatican and the Al-Azhar Authority of Sunnite Islam of Cairo, Egypt, stresses a statement of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), this Tuesday...
Lebanon is a message of freedom and an example of pluralism for East and West, according to Christian and Muslim leaders who met in the country for a conference. "Lebanon sends a message of hope to...
In a note shared with Iraqi bishops, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Iraq His Beatitude Mar Louis Raphael I Sako outlines the prospects of...
Areas in northern Iraq that have been cleared of the presence of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have slowly come back to life as predominantly Muslim towns began to rebuild. People are trying to...
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Baghdad has criticized Western countries for encouraging Christians to leave Iraq. In a July 3, 2017 message to his clergy, the Iraqi prelate said...
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church Louis Raphaël I Sako has issued a message marking the Feast of Chalean Patron St Thomas, the Apostle. In the...
According to the apostolic nuncio in Damascus, peace is possible as long as the two main powers of the region, Iran and Saudi Arabia, sit at the same table and talk. An unprecedented humanitarian...