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The heads of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the Melkite Greek Catholic Church have called upon Catholics to pray and fast for the suffering Christians of Syria and Iraq, especially on Ash Wednesday...
Pope Francis has made urgent appeal for Syrian peace talks, political solution At Sunday's Angelus, February 7, Francis prayed for a political solution to the conflict and for civilian populations....
At a press conference in London, Mgr. Paul R. Gallagher said the Catholic Church is at the forefront of these efforts, adding that aid must be given without discrimination and that Christians are...
At the invitation of Morocco’s government, hundreds of Sunni and Shiite scholars from 120 countries gathered in Marrakesh to consider the plight of non-Muslim minorities in largely Muslim nations. “...
Pope Francis made a special appeal for suffering Christians in the Middle East on Wednesday, January 27, during the course of his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. “God does not remain...
The head of the Chaldean Church and Archbishop of Baghdad, Patriarch Louis Sako, has described the destruction by jihadists of the ancient Monastery of St Elijah near the city of Mosul as an attempt...
The Islamic State terror group's destruction of the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq represents "a battle of savagery against decency," U.S. Col. Steve Warren told Fox News from Baghdad. Satellite...
"Interreligious Dialogue and Extremism: reasons and remedies" was the title of the First Arab Thinkers Forum, held in Abu Dhabi from 17 to 18 January at the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and...
For the second time, Egyptian President El-Sisi attended a Coptic Christmas Mass -- a strong symbolic move that he was the first head of state to make. This year, he asked the Christians to "please...
The Chaldean Christian politician Pascale Warda, former immigration minister in the first government of transition following the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, has publicly expressed her...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi on Thursday, January 7, joined Pope Tawadros and Coptic Egyptians who were celebrating Christmas Mass at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Abbasiya, during...
The Custody of the Holy Land issued a statement on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 indicating that Fr. Dhiya Azziz has been freed and that he is doing well. The statement did not provide details, noting...
Uncertain whether “he is still alive,” Fr Pizzaballa tells AsiaNews that he does not know who is behind the abduction. The clergyman went missing in an area “of heavy fighting,” where “many groups...
Assyrian Churches in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah have mourned the victims of the ISIS-led terror attacks in Qamishli city, Syria, by canceling celebrations of New Year's Eve. The...
“In one night, 120,000 Christians left their homes just with their clothes and have been living in camps for one and a half years. Is this not a crime against humanity?” His Beatitude Louis Raphael I...
Far from spreading cheer this holiday season, Pope Francis has been in a Grinch-like mood. "There will be lights, parties, Christmas trees and Nativity scenes," he said in late November. "It's all a...
Habiba Daud remembers Christmas in Qaraqosh as beautiful. The festivities would start days before with the preparation of traditional food and desserts. Families celebrated around a large Christmas...
So serious is the persecution and near extinction of Christians in parts of the Middle East that the Holy See should bring key foreign ministers from powerful Western nations to the Vatican and have...
Fr. Dhiya Azziz, parish priest of Yacoubieh in Syria, has been missing since December 23. It was reported that he took a taxi, accompanied with other passengers, on his way from Lattakia to Yacoubieh...
There are posters on the walls of Baghdad, near the churches and in neighborhoods where there are still Christian communities asking women to wear the veil. The message is addressed directly to...