Arab world

Islamic State militants have blown up the Church of the Immaculate Virgin, one of the largest and oldest Chaldean churches in the old section of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, and now a jihadist...
The Middle East Council of Churches issued a statement on February 4 strongly denouncing the heinous crime the ISIS terrorist organization committed by executing Jordanian pilot Muaz Kasasbeh....
The Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations has warned that Christians face “extinction” in some regions of armed conflict, with Christian women and girls particularly vulnerable. Monsignor...
"Speaking at a conference held as part of a government-sponsored 'Week of Harmony Between Different Religions', Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako called for a stop to funding to terrorism and an end to...
Colorful blankets, shiny metal heaters and canisters of kerosene provided by Catholic Relief Services and Caritas filled a parking lot for collection by their new owners -- Yezidis displaced by...
Seeking "the unity of the Church of the East in all its branches"; the formation of a joint committee of dialogue"; because it is a Christian's duty to foster "unity and be ecumenical" and the...
The situation of suffering experienced by Christians and other minorities forced to flee from Nineveh Plain raises "serious concern", to the point of asking the US State Department to "support the...
Effectively exiled from his friary in Mosul by the Islamic State last year, Fr. Najeeb Michaeel, O.P. is working to preserve Christian manuscripts through digitization, recording a memory of Iraq's...
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai on Tuesday, January 27, presided over a meeting of the patriarchs of the Churches of the East to discuss the situation of Christians in the Middle East, especially the...
A plot of 30 hectares has been made available to the Coptic Patriarchate to build structures and offices connected to the Cathedral of San Marco in Cairo, and three other smaller plots of land to be...
One of Iraq's Christians chased out of her historic homeland quietly prayed the rosary as a bishop who traveled halfway around the world to meet her and others displaced celebrated Mass for them. "It...
The Council of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops in Egypt met on January 13-14, 2015 at the St. Stephen House in Maadi. The patriarchs and bishops reviewed administrative issues of concern to the...
There are at least three Christian Copts, including a 10-year-child, among the victims of the clashes in Cairo and other Egyptian cities on the occasion of the fourth anniversary that caused the end...
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai was discharged from the hospital Monday,January 26, after recovering from a surgery last week to treat a brain hemorrhage, the state-run National News Agency said. NNA...
Father Najeeb Michaeel shows off one of the many Christian manuscripts he saved from Iraq’s Christian libraries. In an unfinished building in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, displaced Christian...
The Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq, Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, expressed the hope that the Christians driven out of northern Iraq by the terrorist militia "Islamic State" would be able to return to their...
Morocco is among the most religiously tolerant countries in the Arab World and one of the safest for Christians, according to an international organization. Open Doors, a non-profit organization that...
Priests of the Coptic Catholic Patriarchate have held their annual conference titled, "Youths Between Religions and Ideologies" at the Seminary College in Maadi, Cairo. Some sessions were attended by...
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai underwent surgery to treat a brain hemorrhage on Friday,January 22, his office said. “Rai was admitted to an eye and ear hospital in Naccashe due to a trauma,” Bkirki's...
Patriarch Raphael Louis Sako,Chaldean Catholic patriarch of Babylon and the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, has addressed the conference of Iraqi Center for Diversity Management held recently...