Arab world

Without a permit, the buildings were outside the law. A 1934 law prevented the construction of new Christian buildings. Under a new law adopted in 2016, Egyptian governors must justify whenever they...
A Christian doctor and two members of his family were killed in a home invasion after being stabbed by unknown assailants in Baghdad on Friday, March 9, security sources said. Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-...
Mar Louis Raphael Sako, the primate of the Iraqi Church, has been named for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. For him receiving a prize "is not important", he told AsiaNews. What counts is "the symbolic...
The idea of ​​opening a place dedicated to meeting and reading "came while we were under occupation", when culture and books became the only weapon to oppose the ideology of Islamic State jihadists (...
Recently, a ceremony took place in the English university town of Cambridge: the official opening and blessing of the offices of a new charity, Aradin. The charity aims at helping Christians in the...
Saudi Arabia's crown prince has vowed to promote religious freedom in a private meeting with the archbishop of Canterbury in Lambeth Palace today. Mohammed bin Salman is on a three-day visit to the...
Marina Isaac Polos Malak was born in Mosul, Iraq, in 1994. She and her family, Christians belonging to the Assyrian Church of the East, were forced to flee when ISIS captured Mosul in June 2014....
From Aleppo to Jerusalem, Catholics and people of other faith denominations join in initiatives of prayer for peace. The drama of the civil war in Syria has recently intensified, especially in the...
More than 450 of the poorest elderly people in Syria have received new shoes – thanks to a grant from the UK office of Aid to the Church in Need (CAN). The charity provides for people in Aleppo in...
A Christian woman has spoken of her heartbreak seeing Mosul’s desecrated churches – and remains fearful of Daesh (ISIS) collaborators in the city. Mosul city is still “extremely dangerous” Nadia...
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Coptic Pope Tawadros II at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral on Monday, March 5, in what state media said was an unprecedented visit by an official...
Two facsimiles of the massive stone statues known as Lamassu will start their journey to Mosul from the Netherlands having been reconstructed using 3D-scanners. Many archaic statues and artifacts...
The Orthodox monks of St. Catherine, one of the oldest continuously operating monasteries, share their daily lives with the desert tribes. Along with his dark jellabiya head dress and a red keffiya,...
His Beatitude, the Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, invited a well-known Iraqi religious leaders of Muslims (Shi’a and Sunni) and Christians, as well as representatives of Sabeans, Yazidis and...
Dressed in a traditional white Gulf headdress and with two red crosses embroidered on his black clerical robe, Kuwait’s first homegrown priest cuts a unique figure in the predominantly Muslim emirate...
A prayer service was held in a devastated church in Syria’s Deir Ezzor city. This was first prayer service in almost six years, as the church building was ravaged by the terror group Islamic State’s...
Representatives of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and the Knights of Columbus met at the United Nations Feb. 26, 2018 with Mr. Mourad Wahba, assistant secretary general at the United Nations...
In a 26 February statement, the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed its dismay at the dramatic escalation of military actions against civilians in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria. More...
A small community of Somali Christians lives in Mogadishu. There are about thirty elderly people. They live hidden for fear of the reprisals of Islamic fundamentalists. But, they consider their faith...
It is clear that minority groups are the most threatened and Christians are the most affected, says the Vatican nuncio to Syria. Syria is experiencing “an infernal time,” Vatican nuncio, Cardinal...