Arab world

Even though her village was seized by the Islamic State and she’s now living a rough life in an unfinished mall in Kurdish-protected Northern Iraq, a displaced Christian refugee child is asking God...
A leading Catholic charity has announced 22 new aid projects totalling nearly £1.7 million for those in urgent need in Syria. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has prioritised help for areas hardest...
The continuing presence of courageous men and women religious is Iraq is an important sign of hope amid the suffering of the Christian population there. That was the key theme of a report released by...
The news of the beheading of 21 young Egyptian Copts by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya has plunged Egypt into sorrow and mourning. The families of those killed remain prostrate in a suffering that...
Interview with Mgr. Lingua: Military intervention against ISIS seems inevitable but it is not enough. A long reconciliation process is needed in order for the violence to stop. Stopping the influx of...
A colored photocopy of a smiling, blond toddler is the only thing adorning the bare walls of the tiny room where Ayda Abada, her blind husband, and four children shelter after they were chased out of...
Jordan's Ministry of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs last week launched a new initiative to combat extremist ideology and terrorist groups. The campaign, which kicked off February 10,...
The Middle East is suffering a “Way of the Cross” that is the greatest tragedy since World War II, Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham said in his Lenten message. He said the Church,...
In a statement issued on Monday, February 16, the Council of Middle East Churches condemns the murder of 21 Copts in Libya by the Islamic State. A crime “heinous and barbaric” perpetrated against “...
Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II has offered funeral Mass at St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the Abbassia District of Cairo for the 21 martyrs of "faith and homeland"...
Pope Francis has urged the international community to find peaceful solutions to the difficult situation in Libya. Speaking after the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope asked for...
This is according to Bishop of Giuzeh who spoke to Fides news agency: “This is how they celebrated their victory, a victory no butcher can ever take away from them. It sealed their martyrdom in a way...
Pope Francis has made a telephone call to the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II to express condolences for the murder of Coptic Christians by militants of the Islamic State....
The Catholic Centre for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan, on Monday, February 16, strongly denounced the brutal massacre committed by the terrorist gangs of the ISIS in Syria and Iraq which led to...
Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi visited on Monday, February 16, the head of Egypt`s Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II extending condolences over the killings of the 21 Copts by Islamist...
In 2001, after the September 11 events, the then-US President George Bush said: “It is a ‘crusade’ on terrorism.” After several protests on the term, he said:”The word 'crusade' is a slip of the...
Islamic State militants have released a new graphic video showing what they claim are the executions of 21 Egyptian Copts kidnapped in Libya. The video was published on the Twitter account of a...
The barbarity shocked not only the Egyptian Christian community, but the more numerous Muslim authorities have also harshly condemned the beheading of 21 Coptic Christian Egyptians who had had been...
Francis said this during his audience with the Moderator of the Church of Scotland (Reformed): “the blood of our brothers is a testimony that rings out” Murdered for being Christian. Pope Francis is...
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil Bashar Warda, in a speech at an Anglican gathering, has appealed for aid to support the provision of shelter for thousands of Christian refugees driven from...