Arab world

Following is the text of an Interview with Chaldean Catholic Church Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako of Babylon who talks about the need for education and reconstruction in Iraq: What stage has...
Jahola approaches the day's frenzy with the deliberation you might expect from a parish priest, but the Syriac Catholic clergyman's slim build and calm demeanor seem no match for the responsibilities...
A top official with Catholic Relief Services, visiting northern Iraq, said new life is evident for those who suffered the injustices and atrocities of the Islamic State invasion of their ancestral...
Assyrian Christians in Diyana, a city in the Soran region, observed Easter with a midnight Mass at St. George's Church. Soran is known as the "place of coexistence," as Christians and Muslims have...
On March 8, three members of an Assyrian Christian family -- Dr. Hisham Maskoni, his wife, Dr. Shadha Malik Dano, and her elderly mother -- were stabbed to death in their home in Baghdad. The two...
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church Louis Raphaël I Sako has issued the Message of Easter 2018 , titled: "Love and Move Forward in Doing Good for...
In a pastoral visit to Iraq, the Syriac Catholic patriarch celebrated Mass at the damaged Qaraqosh cathedral and praised Catholics for keeping the faith during more than three years of displacement...
Msgr. Georges Abou Khazen describes the climate of Holy Week in a city at war for eight years. Powers and foreign interests are stripping the country bare and dividing the spoils. Confirmations...
As Holy Week begins, the Knights of Columbus is transferring more than $1 million in aid to persecuted Christians in the Middle East. The support includes $800,000 in new financial assistance and $...
Hundreds paraded throughout the village of Alqosh on Palm Sunday, an event to commemorate what Christians believe to be Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem that initiates the holy week...
More help is urgently needed to encourage Christians to stay in Syria, according to a leading archbishop who has said that security problems, job instability, and poor living conditions have left...
A group of Syrian refugees from the devastated city of Homs were welcomed to Italy on Tuesday morning by members of the Sant'Egdio community thanks to the ecumenical 'humanitarian corridor' project...
Maronite Bishop Antoine Chbeir heads the Eparchy of Tartus, which is located in a region of Syria on the Mediterranean coast that is under government control. There is no fighting at present, but...
Christians in the devastated Iraqi town of Qaraqosh have celebrated Palm Sunday for the first time since they were driven from the town by Islamic State in 2014. Thousands of Christians processed...
The governor of the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh says thousands of displaced Christian families have returned to the country's strategic city of Mosul ever since government forces and allied...
His fate held the world in suspense from August 15 to September 11, 2006. Father Saad Sirop Hanna was a young Iraqi priest, when he was kidnapped in Baghdad, after celebrating Mass of the Solemnity...
On the streets of Cairo's Shubra district, many Coptic Christians say they will support President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his re-election bid on Monday, March 26. Pro-Sisi banners hang overhead in...
This is a story of Christian father of three, Antoine from Aleppo, and how he escaped ISIS after 62 days of incarceration. One morning, Antoine arrived at work only to be kidnapped by the ISIS...
"The faces of the men around us were very stiff and their looks were as cold as the stone; whenever they would look at me with their frigid faces I would be afraid and their frowns made me feel...
An ancient Christian heritage site in northeastern Syria was damaged by Turkish air raids near the city of Afrin, which Ankara-led forces captured at the weekend, Syria's antiquities department said...