Arab world

There is no need for foreign forces to protect villages and areas of the Nineveh Plain where sooner or later Christians who lived there until August 2014 will return, when those territories were...
The option foreshadowed by US President Donald Trump to maintain a "fast track" open for Christian refugees to enter the US, while the doors are closed to citizens of seven countries with a Muslim...
A delegation of the Chaldean Church led by Patriarch Raphael Louis Sako I on Thursday, January 26, visited the area of the Nineveh Plain recently reconquered by the government army, also welcomed by...
On behalf of Pope Francis, the secretary of the new Vatican Department for Promoting Integral Human Development has made a six-day visit to the Syrian city of Aleppo, ravaged by years of conflict...
Apostolic Nuncio to Syria Cardinal Mario Zenari has affirmed that Pope Francis appreciates and respects the Syrian people, hoping that peace and security would prevail in Syria, the cradle of the...
“I don’t understand how people can harm each other so much,” sighs security guard Louis Petrus. Petrus recently returned to his hometown for the first time: the Christian city of Qaraqosh, near Mosul...
"Serial reluctance" to intervene by the UK government and other western powers has worsened the plight of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, a damning report claims. A...
After meeting with church leaders in northern Iraq, a U.S. bishop said he will advocate differently for Iraqi religious minorities. Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, told Catholic News...
The Chaldean Patriarchate, at the initiative of the Primate Mar Raphael Louis Sako, has launched a formal proposal to Iraq’s Christian Churches to set up an ‘Iraq Council of Churches’. The proposal...
The "House of Fatwa" , the Egyptian body presided by the grand mufti of Egypt and responsible for disseminating guidance pronouncements and dissolve doubts and disputes regarding the application of...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has attended Christmas Mass for the third year running where he vowed to build the largest church and mosque in Egypt. Announcing that he has donated EGP 100,000...
A wide variety of issues, both domestic and foreign, have been raised during the presidential transition. One that hasn’t received much notice is the situation of the beleaguered Christian community...
The Caritas Lebanon's center in Zahle, close to the Syrian border, is addressing the needs of more than 150 refugee families who live there. As the weather gets colder, the situation of the more than...
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed Tayeb paid a visit on Wednesday, January 4, to the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo to convey well wishes to Pope Tawadros II marking the Coptic Orthodox Christmas on January 7....
Saint Mark's Coptic Cathedral in Cairo has been rebuilt by the Egyptian army corps of engineers after a terrorist attack last month left 27 dead. The restoration was by direct order of President...
At a time when churches, mosques and hotel restaurants are being bombed by persons claiming to do it in the name of religion, it is hard to continue to trust in anyone mixing religion with patriotism...
Mar Sako speaks of "grass roots revolt" against terrorism and violence, combined with a renewed commitment "in defense of life." The authorities in Basra for the first time celebrate the New Year and...
The Latin Parish of St. Francis in Aleppo, Syria has sent a message to Pope Francis ahead of the World Day of Peace, asking the Holy Father for his Apostolic Blessing for the many children there who...
Sarah remembers when Christmas was a time of joy and celebration. After Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where her son served as an altar boy, all the families and neighbors gathered...
Days after dismantling extremist Islamic groups in Rabea and Al-Nahda, the Egyptian government – through the Foreign Ministry spokesman - has slammed a bill being considered by the US Congress to...