Arab world

The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church has called on a Catholic charity to redouble its efforts to help Christians stay in the Middle East. Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II made the plea at a meeting...
The National Day of the Annunciation, usually celebrated in Lebanon on March 25, this year has been moved to April 9. This was confirmed by a document released Tuesday March 20 by the Maronite...
The Vatican and aid workers have urged the world to help end an “apocalyptic” bombing campaign in Syria where “thousands of families” live in underground shelters and “millions of children” are...
Patriarch of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Ibrahim Isaac has declared, during his participation in the Security Conference which held in Munich that the situation of the Christians in Egypt...
Christianity will be reduced to a token presence in Iraq -- unless more families are given aid to return to their villages on the Nineveh Plains, according to a priest helping them home. Father Salar...
As the Vatican’s annual Good Friday Collection approaches, the head of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches has encouraged people to take pilgrimages to the Holy Land, in addition to supporting...
The first statue dedicated to Pope Francis in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East has been inaugurated in Hadath, municipality of the district of Baabda, considered part of the southern suburbs of...
Jihadists allied with Turkey are hunting down religious minorities to kill them in Syria’s northwest, Christian activists warn, as Turkey and its allies have encircled the Kurdish-held town of Afrin...
Everyone thinks that the churches will empty but it is the opposite which occurs, says Bishop Kyrillos William Samaan of Assiut Catholic Coptic Bishop Kyrillos William Samaan of Assiut in Middle...
Monsignor Abou Khazen OFM Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo gives a harrowing report of conditions in Damascus, and Al-Ghouta, as the battle between the government army and Al-Nusra rebels rages in densely...
From a town of just over 900 people, a Knights of Columbus council and its 162 members hope to have a big impact halfway around the world. They are supporting an effort to help Christians in Syria...
An artist from Baghdida, Fahed Oulo, has presented Pope Francis with a painting titled, “Marvelous Love”. This work represents his dedication to finish the work which lasted for three years in France...
Latin Rite Bishops from the Arab Regions have completed a five-day assembly in Rome where they prayed at papal basilicas and met with Pope Francis. Bishops from across the Middle East have made...
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri has appealed to the world's Catholics to support the faithful in the Holy Land, in a message released on March 12. Promoting the annual worldwide collection for the Church in...
Following is the text of the statement issued by the Conference of Latin Bishops of the Arab Regions, which met in Rome from March 5-10, 2018: Statement by the bishops of the Conference of Latin...
Christian activists warn that one million Syrian civilians will face certain slaughter in northwestern Afrin, where they allege Turkey and its militant allies have already carried out “war crimes”...
If we forget the persecuted Christians and don’t support them, something isn’t right in our own lives of faith and communion Middle Eastern Christians are even less in the news following last year’s...
Bambino Gesu children's hospital is treating two wounded Syrian children in Rome. The hospital owned by the Holy See has also joined hands with WHO and UNHCR for projects in Syria and Jordan to reach...
Lack of security measures is the reason behind the killing of a Christian family in al-Mashtal District of the new Baghdad area, said Chaldean Patriarch in Iraq and the world Mar Luis Rafael Sako. “...
As the number of civilian victims in Syria's bloody civil war continues to climb, Cardinal Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio in Syria, said the situation is “hell on earth,” especially for vulnerable...