Arab world

Christians and minorities in conflict areas of the Middle East are in need of protection, since religious communities are no longer able to live together in peace, according to the Director-General...
Young African men crowded the courtyard, while others squatted on the cool, gray marble floor inside the Caritas diocesan facility near the gritty central train station of the Sicilian capital. These...
The Chaldean Patriarchate is not taking part in the Conference convened today Wednesday 28 June in Brussels, at the European Parliament, and dedicated to the future of Christians in the Nineveh Plain...
The scholars of the University of Al-Azhar, the main theological-academic center of Sunni Islam, have submitted the text of a bill to the offices of the Presidency of the Egyptian Republic to counter...
In the city of Aleppo, in Syria, the Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land have inaugurated the new Summer Camp for Kids, with the motto: "With Jesus, I will bring color to my life." "With Jesus, I...
Pope Francis is first of all a shepherd who makes seeking out the lost and forgotten his top priority. But he also knows that wherever he goes, the cameras and news coverage will follow. He leveraged...
Chaldean Bishop Bawai Soro delivered an address at the Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He said, during the press conference on passing of the HR390 of the 155th US Congress, that the current...
The dwindling number of Chaldean Christians in Iraq has raised concerns about the need to preserve the culture of the once thriving religion which the ISIS has been bent on wiping out. Dr. Shawqi...
Christians who fled Aleppo because of the four-year battle for the city are now returning, and in the face of such challenges as poverty, destruction, and a shortages of basic goods, they persevere...
Bishop Oscar Cantú was in northern Iraq on one of his many missions around the world in which he extends the help of the bishops of the United States to those facing persecution and harassment. One...
Christians did not give up their faith, or even pretended to, but left everything behind. Now their life is precarious but there is no grudge in their hearts, as they pray for their persecutors and...
A father prayed the Rosary daily for the return of his daughter after she'd been kidnapped by ISIS in 2014. His prayers were finally answered as six-year-old Christina has been restored to her family...
The Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, that has been convening its meetings since Monday June 19 in ‘Ain Terez in Alay, Lebanon, has elected Bishop Joseph Absi as a new patriarch of the...
The towns and villages of the Nineveh Plain once inhabited by Christians, after three years of ISIS occupation, try to start all over again also thanks to the generous and concrete support of foreign...
Iraqi manuscripts salvaged from ISIS have recently been on display in Rome. They show the historical and beneficial presence of the Catholic Church throughout all the country’s history. The Great...
In Aleppo, up to two-thirds of the Christian population has left the city, about half has left the rest of the country. Jobs must be provided for those who remain, education to their children, and "...
Professors, students, intellectuals and private donors, in Iraq and abroad, are contributing with books and donations. The initiative began three months ago, when the eastern sector of the city was...
A new report now estimates that roughly half of the Christian populations of Iraq and Syria have emigrated since the Syrian civil war began in 2011. The report was produced by the international...
Fr. Paul talks about the town’s reconstruction by local workers. The plan will first deal with houses with minor damages. If the aid continues, the work should continue "smoothly", but more money is...
As the U.S. bishops discussed immigration at their annual meeting this week, one Syriac Catholic bishop begged them not to forget Christian refugees in Syria and the Middle East. “I need your...