Arab world

The Gulf crisis involving Qatar and its neighbouring nations has hit many Catholic families says the region’s Catholic Church authority. From a social point of view, the ongoing row between Qatar and...
Every opportunity for "meeting, discussion, dialogue" is always a "positive" factor and must induce "optimism", even if the situation on the ground "is not easy" and there remains a widespread "...
It is the oldest church in the city, located two streets from the destroyed al-Nouri Mosque. Outside it has only "a few scuff marks", while the interior was devastated during its occupation. St....
The dialogue continues between the Vatican and the Al-Azhar Authority of Sunnite Islam of Cairo, Egypt, stresses a statement of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), this Tuesday...
Lebanon is a message of freedom and an example of pluralism for East and West, according to Christian and Muslim leaders who met in the country for a conference. "Lebanon sends a message of hope to...
In a note shared with Iraqi bishops, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Iraq His Beatitude Mar Louis Raphael I Sako outlines the prospects of...
Areas in northern Iraq that have been cleared of the presence of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have slowly come back to life as predominantly Muslim towns began to rebuild. People are trying to...
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Baghdad has criticized Western countries for encouraging Christians to leave Iraq. In a July 3, 2017 message to his clergy, the Iraqi prelate said...
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church Louis Raphaël I Sako has issued a message marking the Feast of Chalean Patron St Thomas, the Apostle. In the...
According to the apostolic nuncio in Damascus, peace is possible as long as the two main powers of the region, Iran and Saudi Arabia, sit at the same table and talk. An unprecedented humanitarian...
Christians and minorities in conflict areas of the Middle East are in need of protection, since religious communities are no longer able to live together in peace, according to the Director-General...
Young African men crowded the courtyard, while others squatted on the cool, gray marble floor inside the Caritas diocesan facility near the gritty central train station of the Sicilian capital. These...
The Chaldean Patriarchate is not taking part in the Conference convened today Wednesday 28 June in Brussels, at the European Parliament, and dedicated to the future of Christians in the Nineveh Plain...
The scholars of the University of Al-Azhar, the main theological-academic center of Sunni Islam, have submitted the text of a bill to the offices of the Presidency of the Egyptian Republic to counter...
In the city of Aleppo, in Syria, the Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land have inaugurated the new Summer Camp for Kids, with the motto: "With Jesus, I will bring color to my life." "With Jesus, I...
Pope Francis is first of all a shepherd who makes seeking out the lost and forgotten his top priority. But he also knows that wherever he goes, the cameras and news coverage will follow. He leveraged...
Chaldean Bishop Bawai Soro delivered an address at the Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He said, during the press conference on passing of the HR390 of the 155th US Congress, that the current...
The dwindling number of Chaldean Christians in Iraq has raised concerns about the need to preserve the culture of the once thriving religion which the ISIS has been bent on wiping out. Dr. Shawqi...
Christians who fled Aleppo because of the four-year battle for the city are now returning, and in the face of such challenges as poverty, destruction, and a shortages of basic goods, they persevere...
Bishop Oscar Cantú was in northern Iraq on one of his many missions around the world in which he extends the help of the bishops of the United States to those facing persecution and harassment. One...