Arab world

Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai has called for a “unified international stance” against terrorism at a meeting with top ambassadors. The Maronite Catholic patriarch stressed that terrorism posed a...
Four years after the beginning of the conflict in Syria, the humanitarian crisis has not ceased to worsen and there are no signs of improvement. More than 200,000 people have died, according to...
The Syrian government has offcially titled as "Garden of the Syrian martyrs" Qishleh garden, in the center of Damascus, to coincide with the centenary of the massacres of Christian Syrians, Assyrians...
Suhail Gabriel was in bed when Islamic State militants stormed his village in eastern Syria, firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Gabriel rushed his wife and daughter onto his...
Working for a "true reconciliation" and to "rebuild trust" among the various political forces, the ethnic and religious groups with the goal of "achieving security and stability" in the country. This...
The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has visited Erbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, to meet with Christian refugees whose towns and villages were overrun by...
A radio station catering specifically to northern Iraq’s large displaced population began broadcasting on Sunday, April 12, near the Kurdish capital Erbil. “This radio station is for all those who...
"I spent Palm Sunday in Amman, Jordan, where refugees are welcomed in parishes; then I transferred to Baghdad, Iraq. But I spent most of my time in the north, in the areas of Iraqi Kurdistan,...
Easter is a perfect time to take note of all that Christianity has done for Great Britain and to support those persecuted for their faith, UK prime minister David Cameron said in his Easter message...
Following is an article by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, Roma Downey, and Mark Burnett are honorary chairpersons of The Cradle Fund and the producers of " A.D.--The Bible...
Terrorists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ( ISIS) blew up the church of the Virgin Mary in Tal Nasri village in the western countryside of Hasaka province, northeastern Syria. The...
As Islamic State group militants advanced toward this monastery perched on a mountain in northern Iraq, the monks rushed to protect a cherished piece of their heritage: Their library of centuries-old...
For Christians all over the world, Easter is a season of hope; Christ triumphant on Easter morning banishes the darkness of sin and death. Here in Iraq, we have particular reason to rejoice in Christ...
Amid the protracted conflict in Syria now entering its fifth year and the uprooting of Christians by the Islamic State in Mosul and the Ninevah Plain in Iraq, the very existence of Syriac Catholics...
Today, Wednesday, April 1, the laying of the first stone of the church dedicated to the "Martyrs of Libya", the 21 Egyptian Copts killed in Libyan territory by jihadists last January, was held in the...
Palm branches, cries of hosanna: As in the rest of the world, Palm Sunday was the start of Holy Week for Catholics in Iraq. In Malabrwan, a small Christian village in the north of the country dozens...
The statement made by Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Arabi in the press conference held on Sunday, March 29, at the conclusion of the Arab summit, provoked reactions by a number of...
The city of Idlib has fallen into the hands of jihadist militias since Saturday, March 28, and there is news of violence and discrimination against the Christian inhabitants of the city. According to...
Lebanon’s Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim religious leaders affirmed the “essential role” of the Christian presence in the Middle East and called for terrorism in the region to be confronted “...
The Bishop Emeritus of Novara, chosen by the Pope to write a meditation booklet for Holy Friday, said this in a statement to Vatican Radio. Pope Francis’ first homily, in which he referred to the...