Arab world

On Christmas Eve 2016, Pope Francis appointed Paul Desfarges, Archbishop of Algiers. The 72-year-old Jesuit French-Algerian was at the head of the Catholic Diocese of Constantine and Hippo in Algeria...
The Middle East’s Christians continue to suffer from severe persecution, the region’s Eastern Catholic patriarchs said in separate Christmas messages. Maronite Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi has...
Christians in Syria’s Aleppo celebrated under a giant Christmas tree lit up for the first time in five years, hailing what many described as the return of peace to a city that came back under full...
Inhabitants of all religions and backgrounds are celebrating the laying down of arms by the rebels. Vatican Insider reports the accounts on two priests who are preparing to celebrate their first...
Bartella, once home to thousands of Assyrian Christians, emptied in August 2014 when it fell to Islamic State's blitz across large parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria. Iraqi forces took it back in...
As the conflict situation in Syria continues to deteriorate and the battle to retake the once predominantly Christian Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) enters its second month, what...
Following is Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon Louis Raphael Sako's Christmas message tited, “Christmas: Peace for Humanity": Sisters and brothers Amidst the concerns and worries of Iraqis and...
Marina Markos, a Coptic Orthodox Christian refugee from Cairo, Egypt, plunged into the 2016 Christmas season in Queens, New York — the city she now calls home, after immigrating to the United States...
A journey through the country with the highest intake of refugees in the world (accounting for around 30%-40% of the population), that is trying to turn over a new leaf after two years of political...
The emergency situation that the entire Iraqi nation is facing also calls on Christians not to proceed in a random order, emphasizing in an exasperated manner the identity factors of each ecclesial...
A pre-Christmas interview with Fr. Ibrahim Alsabagh, parish priest of St. Francis Church located in the western part of the city. The mounds of rubble, the smoke from the explosions, the frightened...
ISIS have claimed responsibility for Sunday's deadly Cairo Coptic cathedral bombing that killed 25 people and injured 35 on December 11. Suicide bomber Abu Abdallah al-Masri carried out Sunday's...
Pope Francis has sent a message to the President of Syria, Bashar Assad, through Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, appealing for "an end to the violence and the peaceful resolution of...
Pope Francis called His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, on Monday December 12, to express his condolences following the recent attack on the Coptic...
Egyptian church issued a statement on Sunday, December 12, denouncing the bombing of the main Coptic Christian cathedral in Cairo which took place earlier in the morning. The statement described...
During his weekly Angelus address, Pope Francis again appealed on Sunday, December 11, for an end to the fighting in Aleppo. He also expressed closeness to the victims of Sunday’s terror attack in...
Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Sunday, December 11, that the country will observe three days of mourning following a morning explosion that killed at least 25 people and injured more...
Sami Dankha, his three brothers and their families used to kick off Christmas celebrations by attending a packed Christmas Eve Mass at St. Thomas Church in Baghdad. Wearing brand new clothes and...
European leaders gathered on November 29 at a conference in Vienna to discuss Christian persecution and its resounding effect on Europe, particularly emphasizing the need to seriously address...
Donald Trump was elected President of the United States which means that the US international policy will change. Everybody knows that the new President will open up a new page with Russia, to whom...