Arab world

Christians have been encouraged to return to their villages and there have been several reports of them doing so. Earlier this year, the head of Aid to the Church in Need’s Middle East project, Fr...
'A true and proper Marshall Plan which will return the Nineveh Plain to Christianity’ “Go back to the bus immediately or we will kill you and your daughter.” It was August 22, 2014, when little...
Life in eastern Mosul is now back to normal. Restaurants and shops have reopened, streets are full, even in the middle of the day during Ramadan, while women have abandoned the niqab for a simple...
The Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Al Mushrif, a district in the capital Abu Dhabi, was on Wednesday, June 14, renamed ‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’ — Arabic for ‘Mary, the mother of Jesus’. The change was...
Iraq’s Christians have suffered persecution for centuries, yet their faith has survived and the community will remain, provided their material needs are met, a Chaldean Catholic bishop has said. “The...
The primate of the Iraqi Church, Mar Louis Raphael Sako, issued a statement on the website of the Chaldean Patriarchate marking the third anniversary of the fall of Mosul to Jihadi militias. In it,...
A day with the volunteers of “Dove Operation”, one of the Lebanese terminals of the humanitarian corridor system promoted by the Community John XXIII. Often divided, both Lebanese and Italian...
Christina Abada was welcomed back by family and other well-wishers on Friday, June 9, 2017, after she was rescued and released by Iraqi Special Forces. She was only three when she was originally...
According to a new report, more than half the Christians living in Syria and Iraq have been killed or fled the country since 2011, mostly because of targeted persecution from the Islamic State terror...
The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has launched a massive nationwide advertising campaign to spread awareness and raise funds for the plight of...
Egypt is under attack by forces wishing to destabilize the country, and among the security measures promoted by state apparatus there is also the advice to Christians to reduce visits and...
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) “deeply regrets and unreservedly apologises” to the relatives of the victims of the London attack on 3 June for not observing a minute of silence before...
Iraq’s Christians have suffered persecution for centuries, yet their faith has survived and the community will remain, provided their material needs are met, a Chaldean Catholic bishop has said. “The...
When Fr. Ragheed Aziz Ganni was confronted by armed men after celebrating the Eucharist at his Chaldean Catholic parish in Mosul, they asked him why he was still there and why he hadn't closed the...
Men and women of goodwill across the globe on Thursday responded to Pope Francis' call to join in prayer to participate in the “One Minute for Peace” initiative. The Pope's appeal for prayers and...
The Knights of Columbus have begun a nationwide television and digital ad campaign to spread awareness of the situation of Christians in the Middle East and raise funds on their behalf. Attacks by...
As ISIS swept through western Iraq in 2014, an Iraqi Dominican, Brother Najeeb Michaeel, brought more than 800 priceless manuscripts from Mosul to safety in Erbil. The manuscripts date from the 13th...
The Syro Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, from its headquarters in Damascus, has announced the future birth of its own television channel, designed to support the pastoral care of Syriac Christians...
As government forces pry apart the Islamic State's three yearlong grip on Mosul, Muslims and Christians have united to rebuild a damaged monastery. A Facebook page called “This is Christian Iraq” –...
My call and the call of the Chaldean League to adopt the name "Christian component" stems from the need to find a unified denomination that embraces all Christians at the present stage. This name...