Arab world

The patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church said that the release of a dozen kidnapped Syrian nuns appeared imminent until recently. In December, Syrian rebel forces abducted the nuns from the...
A group of nuns from the historic Christian-majority town of Maalula in Syria appeared in a new video broadcast by the Qatar-based satellite news channel Al-Jazeera on Sunday. The women are...
Fifty years ago on January4, 1964, Paul VI's visit to the Holy Land began, and then concluded on the evening of the Epiphany with the embrace and lights of one million Romans' enthusiastic and...
Pope Francis has received the credentials of the new Arab Republic of Egypt ambassador to the Holy See, Wafaa Ashraf Bassim. Mrs. Bassim was born in 1955, is married and has three children. She...
Wounded, destitute and sick people in Aleppo, one of the cities worst affected by the conflict in Syria, are to receive emergency aid from an international Catholic charity amid worsening reports of...
General Abdul Fattah Sisi, the Egyptian army’s strong man is preparing to put himself forward as a candidate in the presidential elections. the vast majority of the country’s Copts are on his side....
It is the first Arabic-language book on Pope Francis' march, issued by Monsignor Pious Qaseh of Baghdad. The book contains a dedication which reads: To the poor man coming from afar, and from the...
Syria’s leading Catholic bishop has said that humanitarian aid should be increased in and near Syria to help contain Christians’ flight from the war-torn region. “Of course, we cannot decide for...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM)--Jordan has the pleasure to invite you to conduct a press coverage of the “Seminar on World interfaith harmony Week” which Jordan had proposed and was...
The Catholic Church has condemned the Friday bombings in Egypt, which targeted police stations. The press office of the Catholic Church mourned the victims who fell in these events. In its statement...
Church leaders and representatives from Syria, the Middle East Council of Churches, the World Council of Churches and the Holy See gathered in Geneva from January 15–17, 2014 for a consultation to...
Egypt’s new constitution, which has the backing of the country’s Christians, has convincingly been passed in a referendum. Around ninety per cent of the people who voted approved the new document,...
Christians facing difficulties and discrimination, especially in the Middle East, can learn a valuable lesson from Japanese Christians who survived by clandestinely baptising, praying and hiding...
Life is not easy in Egypt for Christians. Beyond the reports of churches burned and homes attacked, there is a more subtle hardship affecting ordinary families. While not universal, mistreatment and...
Participants of Theology and the Local Church Conference in the Palestinian territories have expressed solidarity with the abducted archbishops and nuns by the armed terrorist groups in Syria,...
A one-day Vatican-hosted workshop of political experts and leading Church figures has called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria. An end to hostilities is a “humanitarian imperative” they said, and...
One of the bishops currently participating in an annual pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by a delegation of Catholic Bishops from Europe, North America and South Africa, is the Archbishop of Cape Town...
Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, the United Kingdom’s ambassador to the Holy See drew attention to a recent speech in which Prince Charles lamented the persecution of Christians in the Middle East...
Pope Francis named Fr. Georges Abu Khazen OFM Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo, Syria, for the Latins (Roman Catholics)on November 4. “We are certain that the Lord will enlighten him and grant him prudence...
The leaders of the Christian Churches in Egypt, and also representatives of groups and associations related to the ecclesial communities, invited all their compatriots to participate in the...