Arab world

For the first time in history, Iraqi Christians who always had a "high standard of education" in the region, are being deprived of the right to study and cannot attend schools. This represents a...
At the headquarters of Caritas International in the Vatican, a meeting of Caritas Middle East was held on September 15-17, 2014, updating on the geopolitical and demographic situation, and the needs...
ISIS/ISIL obviously doesn't care if someone is a journalist with nothing to do with the conflict or who they are trying to help, as in the case of David Haines, the British man killed last weekend....
Caritas Lebanon’s president is appealing to the international community to intervene to end the crises in Syria and Iraq and assist the millions of people displaced by conflict. Fr. Paul Karam...
At the UN, the patriarchs and bishops of the Churches of the Middle East have denounced the sufferings of Christians, victims of the violence of the Islamic State, a tragic situation that calls for...
More than 75 per cent of the residents of Alqosh, an Assyrian town 37 miles north of Mosul, have returned to their town after fleeing from the threat of ISIS on August 7. On September 12 the...
International help came too little, and “a bit late” for Iraq’s Christians and Yazidi minorities being targeted by Islamic State militants in their campaign to create an Islamic caliphate in the...
Some 40,000 grandparents from 20 different countries, including two elderly people who have fled Iraqi Kurdistan. The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family Mgr. Vincenzo Paglia,...
Christian religious education in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain has been abolished, and Christian-named schools will also be changed to Islamic ones. The teaching of the Syriac language and culture will...
With the onset of September this year, the memory is still rife with the events of the important conference which His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein had called for last year in Amman. At the...
Just as "commander-in-chief", Barack Obama, addressed the US and the world, announcing the imminent launch of a “long and complex” military campaign against the jihadists and the Islamic Caliphate in...
The cathedral will be the largest Catholic church in the Persian Gulf and is intended to serve Catholics from Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia as well as Bahrain. The May 31 ceremony was attended by...
Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldean Catholic Church Louis Raphael I Sako has said that to free Ninive province we need a peacekeeping operation and Christians enrolled in local police force. One...
“Military analysts attest that the existing military solution is not effective. Being limited to this medium can continue to permit the Islamic State to conquer territory, and give it occasion to...
What are the reasons for the murderous rampage currently being undertaken by the jihadist troops of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? A decline in moral values in the West, coupled with a...
Islamic State (IS) jihadists are spreading violence and death. The entire world is still shaken by the horrific murder of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the two US journalists who were decapitated...
The human toll, of course, is the most important concern: the killing of innocent people, the rape and enslavement of women, the brutal uprooting of a population whose ancestors have lived there for...
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako has issued an impassioned plea to the international community to speak up and act in defence of Iraqi Christians and other persecuted minorities in the country...
In an interview with Vatican Radio's Italian edition Monday, Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai said the Islamic State and other fundamentalist groups “are taking us back to the Stone Age, back to a time...
“We visited the district of Sajaya, where 80 per cent of homes and other buildings have been reduced to heaps of rubble. We saw things which can only be compared with the situation of cities raised...