Arab world

Mgr John Kozar, international president of CNEWA, said daunting challenges face Christians who return to their country. The next few months will determine whether Iraqi Christians can return to their...
Sunday's bomb attacks on two Coptic churches that left at least 44 dead will not stop Pope Francis's two-day trip to Egypt at the end of this month, the Vatican has said. Extremist Islamist group...
Officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops April 7 urged renewed peace efforts for Syria, echoing Pope Francis’ call for “dialogue and reconciliation” as the only way to attain peace in a...
Al-Azhar strongly condemned the terrorist blast that targeted innocent people in Mar Girgis Church in Tanta during Palm Sunday Mass. Grand Sheikh Ahmed Tayeb, head of Egypt's Al-Azhar, the leading...
At least 27 people have been killed in an explosion inside a church in the Egyptian Nile Delta city of Tanta, local media reported, as state television said another blast killed 16 in front of a...
In Aleppo, Sister Maria Sponsa Iusti Ioseph says that Christians in Syria, though confronting incredibly harsh and difficult conditions, find solace and support in the prayers of other Christians...
The Vicar of Aleppo Georges Abou Khazen on the US missile attack, "Why hasn’t an adequate investigation been carried out to find out what really happened in Idlib?" "Who has crowned Donald Trump...
Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of chemical attacks reported April...
A senior Vatican archbishop has urged all sides of the Syrian conflict to end violence and restore solidarity in the wake of a deadly chemical gas attack. Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for the...
On a visit to the parish of St. Thomas Apostle in Sarcelles, north of Paris, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans Louis Raphael Sako launched an appeal to the international community. What is most...
The condition of Christianity in the Middle East may now be as imperiled as it has been at almost any time in the last 2,000 years. This is particularly true in Iraq, according to Canon Andrew White...
Caritas agencies call on western countries to do more for Syrian refugees. Speaking at a two-day conference (4-5 April) in Brussels (Belgium) centred on three themes ‘Empower, Protect, Sustain’, they...
Recalling an extraordinary gesture of Pope Montini while waiting for Francis’ Pilgrimage to the African country. The Orthodox Coptic Cathedral of St. Mark’s located in the Abbasyia district in Cairo...
"In this fragmented situation, with many interests and actors involved, it is difficult to be sure one hundred percent of the way things are. But what we know based on our experience, I just cannot...
Christians all over the world will hear familiar words repeated next week when they attend services for Good Friday: “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” They are, of course, some of the so-...
Meeting on April 28 with President al-Sisi and Patriarch Tawadros II. The Pope will speak with the Grand Imam of al-Azhar at the International Conference on Peace. Pope Francis’ trip to Egypt next 28...
The Chaldean Catholic patriarch is supporting a more than 80-mile peace march during Holy Week to urge an end to violence in his homeland and throughout the Middle East. The Chaldean Catholic Church...
Electricians started rewiring the town of Qaraqosh. This is the first sign of reconstruction since ISIL fighters were forced out in December 2016. Even so, the services will be of little benefit to...
Thousands upon thousands of Iraqi Christians forced from their towns and villages by Daesh (ISIS) are an important step closer to returning home after Church leaders formed a taskforce charged with...
Egypt's official religious institution tasked with drafting edicts has found 3,000 fatwas (religious edicts) issued by extremists that incite the destruction of churches in the country, Egypt’s Grand...