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The Vatican held Thursday, July 3, a prayer vigil for peace in Syria and Iraq. The prayer initiative, which took place in Rome’s Basilica of the Twelve Apostles, followed the example set by Pope...
The vague group known as the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade (FSBB) vowed to task gunmen to attack churches in Lebanon and in the eastern Bekaa valley in particular. The Brigade announced on its...
Patriarch Louis Rafael I Sako, leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church, admits that he and his fellow bishops are "somewhat at a loss" in the midst of the evolving crisis in Iraq. He says he is not...
The patriarchs of Eastern churches Tuesday deplored raging violence in Iraq and Syria that has caused massive displacement of people, calling to maintain the Christian presence in region's war-torn...
Gregory III Laham, patriarch of the Church of Antioch and the spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, has expressed solidarity with the Chaldean Church in Iraq, asconveyed in a...
“Vatican Insider” has interviewed Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, on his visit to the villages that have...
“Hasn’t Iraq suffered enough, with all the mass assassinations and people being forced to flee their homes?” The Synod of Chaldean Bishops is appealing to the consciences of Iraq’s various components...
Pope Francis has again appealed for peace and dialogue in Iraq. “The news coming from Iraq is unfortunately very painful,” he said. “I join the bishops of the country in appealing to governments that...
Thousands of Iraqi Christians flocked back to their homes in the north on Sunday, June 29, days after they fled villages under attack by Sunni Muslim extremists. Hundreds of people packed into cars,...
One year and two months have passed since the Syrian bishops Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji have been kidnapped in Syria's Aleppo and their fate remains unknown and ambiguous. However, new...
It has been more than four decades since Father Michael Bazzi left his home country of Iraq. But the plight of Christians there at the hands of militant Muslim groups remains at the forefront of his...
Nearly all of the population of Qaraqosh, 50,000 Assyrians, has fled the city amid fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Kurds. Syrian Catholic Archbishop Mar Youhana...
Christians in the Middle East feel "abandoned, even betrayed" by the West as a militant Islamic force occupies large areas of Syria and Iraq, Syriac Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan said....
An ancient temple made famous in the film The Exorcist has fallen into the hands of the Islamic militants who have taken over northern Iraq, the Telegraph has learnt. The pre-Christian worship...
People fleeing Mosul following the attacks by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS)ISIS militants are to receive emergency help from Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), amid...
Pope Francis has made an urgent appeal for peace in Iraq, as increasingly violence in the troubled Middle Eastern country has seen Christians flee in huge numbers. The fall of Iraq’s second city of...
The Presidents of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) have held a meeting in Amman on June 19, 2014 at the request of MECC General Secretary Fr. Michel Jalakh and attended by Honorary...
People fleeing Mosul following the attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants are to receive emergency help from Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, amid growing...
People fleeing Mosul following the attacks by ISIS militants are to receive emergency help from Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), amid growing indications that the country may be...
I’ve been reading the headlines from northern Iraq over the past two weeks with an intensifying sense of dread. It’s a feeling very much like the one I have whenever I read about the disappearance of...