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The most ancient St. Catherine’s (Katherine’s) Orthodox Monastery situated on the Biblical land of Sinai peninsula has been once again persecuted by Muslim extremists and local authorities, reports...
Despite efforts by northern Iraq’s Catholic bishops to ensure that Christians and other refugees can survive the winter, housing shortages and a significant lack of financial support pose serious...
Pope Francis convened a Consistory of Cardinals on Monday, October 20, in the Vatican. Originally scheduled in order to proceed with the causes of candidates for beatification, the Holy Father...
A Middle East without its Christians would be like a garden without flowers: that’s what Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Thomas Meram of Urmyā, Deputy President of the Iranian Bishops Conference, says...
During the Synod on the Family the date was announced, following the wishes of Pope Francis, that the consistory already envisaged for October 20 would be on the Middle East. Patriarch of Baghdad of...
The military intervention against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, although lawful and necessary, will not stem the extremism phenomenon at its roots, Catholic leaders have agreed. They called...
The bombings carried out in the Nineveh Plain of Iraq by the US-led coalition against posts of the Islamic State have hit and devastated the Church of the Resurrection, near the town of Qaraqosh,...
Tens of thousands of refugees in northern Iraq are facing a winter living in tents or unfinished concrete buildings. Humanitarian aid organizations, local governments and NGOs are doing what they can...
Militiamen from the self-proclaimed 'Islamic Caliphate' have removed the crosses and burned ancient manuscripts in the historic Monastery of Mar Behnam, which is located in the vacinity of the city...
The five Syrian Christians who were still being held after being kidnapped by a brigade of jihadists together with the pastor of Knayeh, Father Hanna Jallouf in the hours before October 6 were...
The “Arab spring” that hit the Middle East in the last few years with the gross disturbance accompanied with it has affected the dwindling Christian Arab Communities in the region and rocked them to...
The newly constructed St. Joseph’s Parish Centre was inaugurated by Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of culture, youth and community development, at a ceremony held on October 9. The...
There's no future for us if the Lord does not help us." There's suffering and concern in Louis Raphael I Sako's words. The concern of a pastor who sees that his flock is in danger and the suffering...
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako has expressed concern for the some 120,000 Iraqi refugees who’ve fled Mosul and villages in the Nineveh Plains. In an interview with the Italian periodical...
Sister Maria of Nazareth has committed herself to an extraordinary mission. The Argentine nun from the Institute of the Incarnate Word has been living in Aleppo, Syria, for the past two months. She...
"The world must be against these extremists who commit violence and are a threat to everyone. Muslims and Christians must show a strong condemnation. A unity of purpose with Islam and the Arab world...
Fr. Hanna Jallouf, OFM, of the Custody of the Holy Land, parish priest of Qanaya, Syria, was set free on October 9, according to a statement by the Custody of the Holy Land. The statement adds that...
The entire affair surrounding the disappearance of Fr. Hanna Jallouf and his parishioners is a snapshot of the kind of life Christians are living in Syria, caught as they are in the midst of a...
The Custody of the Holy Land has confirmed that Fr. Hanna Moussa Jallouf, OFM, of the Custody of the Holy Land, parish priest of Qanaya, Syria, was kidnapped by brigades linked to Jahbat Al-Nusra...
The government of Iraq is guilty of not helping Christians desperate to flee Islamic State militia, according to a leading Catholic bishop from the country. Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil...