Arab world

The Middle east Council of Churches (MECC) general secretary issued the following statement: In the midst of the painful events that are sweeping across Syria, Palestine and Iraq, and what the...
On Sunday, July 20, the jihadist militiamen of the self-proclaimed "Islamic Caliphate" took possession of the ancient monastery of Mar Behnam, ten minutes from the city of Qaraqosh, until yesterday...
Christian religious figures and leaders on Sunday, July 20, condemned the recent assault on Christians in Iraq at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). “We voice complete...
While Israel ramped up its offensive in Gaza on Sunday, with appalling loss of life and injuries, 1,200km to the north-west in Iraq a different, but hardly lesser, tragedy was under way as the...
"Chaldean website ankawa.com says a university professor was killed after speaking out against anti-Christian persecution. Meanwhile, the Islamic State has set the jizyah at $450" He refused to keep...
On Sunday , July 20, an air-launched missile struck the Franciscan monastery in Yacubiyah, a village located not far from the Turkish border in the Orontes Valley in north-west Syria. The building...
The Sudanese minister of guidance and religious endowments announced that the government will not issue permits anymore for the construction of new churches in the country. Sudanese Christian leaders...
Baghdad’s Christians and Muslims gathered in a show of solidarity for the families forced to flee Mosul this weekend ahead of a Islamist deadline to convert, submit to their radical rule and pay a...
The situation Christians are facing in Iraq is becoming increasingly dramatic.The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) extremists have burned down the Syro-Catholic bishopric in Mosul, the...
The last Christian families still present in Mosul are leaving the city and are heading towards Iraqi Kurdistan. The exodus was caused by the proclamation by the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate...
Christians in Mosul, Iraq, have been told that they must leave, convert to Islam or accept dhimmitude, or die. A communique from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gave Christians a...
The two nuns and three young Chaldeans, two girls and a boy, who were stopped and held by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been set free and are in good health. ISIL...
The head of the Catholic Church in Iraq has warned EU leaders that Christians – present in the country for almost 2,000 years – could all but disappear unless the violence is halted. Patriarch Louis...
“The emigration of Christians from Iraq will greatly accelerate,” Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has told international Catholic relief organization Aid to the...
The Maronite Patriarch of Antioch has accused Lebanese politicians of ignoring the dire consequences of a power vacuum, placing the country’s future at risk. Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai believes...
All six patriarchs, the Catholics, Orthodox and Syrians,hold a historic meeting, returning in spirit to Antioch, the early centre of Christianity: “Christians must stay united in trying times”...
The Vatican is pursuing a new policy of openness towards other faiths and cooperation between religions, a policy that is reflected in a very special exhibition in the Emirate of Sharjah, the...
The situation was already bleak but now it has got a whole deal worse. For the first time the ever, the bishops have raised the doomsday scenario of an Iraq emptied of Christians” reports John...
The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, Amel Shamon Nona, has described the desperate situation in Mosul since it was captured on 9 June by the Islamic State of Syria andIraq (ISIS(. He said: "A few days...
In a tumultuous Iraq facing an increasingly uncertain future, Catholic charity organizations are rallying to meet the immediate needs of those afflicted by ongoing violence. "Movement is pretty...