Arab world

ISIS is on the verge of military defeat, but unless those displaced from the Nineveh Plains can return, ISIS will have succeeded in its ideological objective to eliminate religious minorities from...
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil has spoken of the "blessing of persecution" during a memorial Mass in Washington for victims of the Islamic State in Iraq. The Mass was celebrated...
In the midst of the U.S. bishops’ “Solidarity in Suffering” campaign, designed as a Week of Awareness and Education for Persecuted Christians, leaders from Iraq on Thursday, November 30, urged the...
Maronite Bishop Guy-Paul Noujaim’s nonprofit has aided more than 6,600 Lebanese men and women, both Christian and Muslim, since its founding in 1989. ***** When a heroin addict approached Maronite...
The first cardinal to be officially invited to visit Saudi Arabia, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, has begun a strategic call for religious tolerance among the Saudi...
With the Islamic State group routed at last, one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East has a chance to reoccupy its ancestral towns. But the Chaldean and Syriac people of the Nineveh...
World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has condemned an attack at a mosque in Egypt during which hundreds of people were killed and expressed sorrow for the lives...
On Friday, November 24, Pope Francis sent a message saying he is “profoundly grieved to learn of the great loss of life caused by the terrorist attacks on the Rawda Mosque in northern Sinai.” The...
Christians are the target of genocide in the Middle East, where they face enslavement, rape, murder, and violence under the rule of Islamic extremists. When trying to flee, they face continuing...
Masrour Barzani, chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, said on Thursday, November 16, that Kurdistan would continue to protect Christians in the Nineveh Plain and reiterated the group...
A multitude of Coptic pilgrims crowded the San Giorgio Sanctuary in Rizeigat, in the southwestern province of Luxor for days, in one of the most impressive celebrations of Christian popular devotion...
One of the concrete fruits of the brief but important visit to Saudi Arabia by Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai could be the green light of the Saudi monarchy to the creation of a permanent...
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday, November 14, hosted the head of the Lebanese Maronite church, a historic first at a time when Riyadh is stepping up pressure on Iran- backed Hezbollah. Cardinal...
Pope Francis sent a pair of telegrammes to Iraq and Iran on Monday, November 13, expressing his condolences for the damage and loss of life caused by Sunday's severe earthquake. In the two messages...
The head of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic community arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, November 13, in the first public visit by a Lebanese official since Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his...
Cardinal Bechara Rai is to head to Saudi Arabia Monday, November 13, the first visit by a Christian leader to Saudi Arabia. He will meet King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammad and Lebanese Premier Saad...
He will remind Saudi leaders that Lebanon "cannot withstand the wars of others on its soil". Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait alert fellow citizens to leave the Land of Cedars "as soon as possible...
For the first time since 1970, a Christian educational institute is established in south Iraq. The opening is scheduled for the next school year. It will have Christian, Muslim, and Mandaean teachers...
The Roman Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio disappeared while he was in Raqqa, the Syrian city that later became the “capital” of the so-called Islamic state. There, on July 28, 2013, were recorded the latest...
Violence acts "which desecrate the holiness of places of worship and destroy innocent lives threaten the people's stability and security". And the shedding of innocent blood, irrespective of race and...