Arab world

As Iraqi forces' battle for Mosul lingers on, survivors from nearby Christian areas that have been liberated are returning to find their places of worship desecrated, just as a historic church...
The fourth-century saint Mar Elian’s relics survived the Islamic State’s destruction of the Syrian monastery that bears his name, and a priest who escaped captivity says these are among the signs of...
Just weeks after their town was liberated from Islamic State, Iraqi Christians have begun to return to Bartella to see what is left of their homes and belongings. Though ISIS has now been pushed out...
The bells have rung out after two years of silence in the Mar Korkeis church in the town of Bashiqa, some 15 km north of Mosul, Islamic State's (ISIS) last major city stronghold in Iraq. Kurdish...
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil Bashar Warda, the Kurdish city in Iraq to which tens of thousands of Christians fled in 2014 as ISIS advanced, believes that they will begin to return to their...
Where there is no tenderness, there is cruelty and what is unfolding in Syria is a veritable “workshop of cruelty”, Pope Francis has told governing members of Caritas Internationalis. “I believe the...
Leaders from the minority Christian community in the Middle East have commended President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the US presidential elections, saying they are hopeful the new American...
Christians are gradually returning to their homes in the Christian town of Keramlis on the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq more than two years after it fell to the Islamic State terror group, but...
Pope Francis spoke on Thursday, November 17, of the suffering of innocent victims caught up in the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts, saying that nothing can justify such terrible violence. His words came...
Militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have destroyed one of the ancient wonders of Iraq by bulldozing the Ziggurat pyramid in Nimrud, once the capital of the Assyrian empire...
A coordination Committee linked to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and the Center for Dialogue of the University of Al Azhar, the most authoritative academic and theological center...
The Karamlesh village meeting begins the traditional way, with Christian prayers led by a priest, murmured and sung, lingering in the evening air. But the meeting's not in the actual village of...
Patriarch of the Egyptian Coptic Catholic Church Ibrahim Isaac said Saturday, November 12, Kuwait is a state of religious and cultural coexistence. Speaking to reporters upon arrival in Kuwait, the...
The Patriarchate of Babylon is studying the project for the creation of a "Council of Churches in Iraq" bringing together all the Churches and ecclesial communities present on Iraqi territory, and to...
The Custos of the Holy Land said that Christians in Aleppo, Syria, feel abandoned and believe that other Christians are unconcerned about their plight. As Custos, Father David Patton serves as...
Having had a narrow escape from death, Raban Boutros Kassis, renews his appeal for the rescue of the martyr city, where there are 35,000 Christians remaining. He also remembers kidnapped priests....
Displaced Christian Iraqis are determined to return to their homes in areas liberated from the militants of the Islamic State's (ISIS) control – according to Archbishop Bashar Warda who has led the...
The former general’s presidential election was made possible by the cross-party convergence of previously opposing forces. An institutional stalemate that lasted two- and-a-half years has ended. And...
The church bells ring, and the cross can be seen once more lifted high on the Nineveh Plain. But as Iraqi and Kurdish forces bear down on Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Mosul, the Church is also...
The Maronite bishops have welcomed the election of General Michel Aoun (81 years) as 13th president of the Lebanese Republic, after two-and-a-half years of a power vacuum. Now the goal, added the...