Arab world

Two facsimiles of the massive stone statues known as Lamassu will start their journey to Mosul from the Netherlands having been reconstructed using 3D-scanners. Many archaic statues and artifacts...
The Orthodox monks of St. Catherine, one of the oldest continuously operating monasteries, share their daily lives with the desert tribes. Along with his dark jellabiya head dress and a red keffiya,...
His Beatitude, the Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, invited a well-known Iraqi religious leaders of Muslims (Shi’a and Sunni) and Christians, as well as representatives of Sabeans, Yazidis and...
Dressed in a traditional white Gulf headdress and with two red crosses embroidered on his black clerical robe, Kuwait’s first homegrown priest cuts a unique figure in the predominantly Muslim emirate...
A prayer service was held in a devastated church in Syria’s Deir Ezzor city. This was first prayer service in almost six years, as the church building was ravaged by the terror group Islamic State’s...
Representatives of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and the Knights of Columbus met at the United Nations Feb. 26, 2018 with Mr. Mourad Wahba, assistant secretary general at the United Nations...
In a 26 February statement, the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed its dismay at the dramatic escalation of military actions against civilians in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria. More...
A small community of Somali Christians lives in Mogadishu. There are about thirty elderly people. They live hidden for fear of the reprisals of Islamic fundamentalists. But, they consider their faith...
It is clear that minority groups are the most threatened and Christians are the most affected, says the Vatican nuncio to Syria. Syria is experiencing “an infernal time,” Vatican nuncio, Cardinal...
After fundraising for 13 years, the Mar Yosip Parish has started construction of its own building in Gilbert. Until now, the congregation has been meeting in Chandler in rented spaces and the...
In response to the pressure that the Churches are facing in Jerusalem, and which led to the decision to close the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) has issued...
Iraqi Catholic leaders are urging Christians to remain steadfast in this Lenten season as they encounter challenges of the so-called Islamic State’s legacy in their historic lands. In a Lenten...
A Syrian Christian political leader has joined the growing ranks of international condemnation over violent attacks in Syria’s northwestern area of Afrin and the Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta. “...
A religious Sister in Damascus has told how she, fellow nuns and students narrowly escaped death February 20, 2018, when the sky “turned black” on one of the deadliest days of the conflict in the...
Following is the pastoral letter of Patriarch Louis Sako for Lent 2018: Many Christians today live in a crisis of faith and intellect because of the circumstances of war, instability, migration and...
A Lebanese foundation for interreligious studies and spiritual solidarity, is the recipient of the 35th Niwano Peace Prize. Lebanon now moves “a firm step further toward its recognition as a world...
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius Aphrem II remains hopeful that his people can eventually return to the Nineveh Plain.He spoke with Register correspondent Doreen Abi Raad during a visit...
“We only knew martyrdom from films, but martyrdom was reintroduced and it strengthened our faith because these people, these martyrs, lived among us.” For Malak, the reintroduction of modern-day...
Students from Syria have described how they put their lives on the line to continue their studies in spite of the bombs and other violence that still beset the country. The young Christians told...
As Syria’s war soon enters its eighth year, many decry the recent dangerous escalation in the conflict, whether in the country’s north, between Turkey and the Kurds, or in the south, between Iran and...