Arab world

Christians did not give up their faith, or even pretended to, but left everything behind. Now their life is precarious but there is no grudge in their hearts, as they pray for their persecutors and...
A father prayed the Rosary daily for the return of his daughter after she'd been kidnapped by ISIS in 2014. His prayers were finally answered as six-year-old Christina has been restored to her family...
The Synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, that has been convening its meetings since Monday June 19 in ‘Ain Terez in Alay, Lebanon, has elected Bishop Joseph Absi as a new patriarch of the...
The towns and villages of the Nineveh Plain once inhabited by Christians, after three years of ISIS occupation, try to start all over again also thanks to the generous and concrete support of foreign...
Iraqi manuscripts salvaged from ISIS have recently been on display in Rome. They show the historical and beneficial presence of the Catholic Church throughout all the country’s history. The Great...
In Aleppo, up to two-thirds of the Christian population has left the city, about half has left the rest of the country. Jobs must be provided for those who remain, education to their children, and "...
Professors, students, intellectuals and private donors, in Iraq and abroad, are contributing with books and donations. The initiative began three months ago, when the eastern sector of the city was...
A new report now estimates that roughly half of the Christian populations of Iraq and Syria have emigrated since the Syrian civil war began in 2011. The report was produced by the international...
Fr. Paul talks about the town’s reconstruction by local workers. The plan will first deal with houses with minor damages. If the aid continues, the work should continue "smoothly", but more money is...
As the U.S. bishops discussed immigration at their annual meeting this week, one Syriac Catholic bishop begged them not to forget Christian refugees in Syria and the Middle East. “I need your...
Christians have been encouraged to return to their villages and there have been several reports of them doing so. Earlier this year, the head of Aid to the Church in Need’s Middle East project, Fr...
'A true and proper Marshall Plan which will return the Nineveh Plain to Christianity’ “Go back to the bus immediately or we will kill you and your daughter.” It was August 22, 2014, when little...
Life in eastern Mosul is now back to normal. Restaurants and shops have reopened, streets are full, even in the middle of the day during Ramadan, while women have abandoned the niqab for a simple...
The Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Al Mushrif, a district in the capital Abu Dhabi, was on Wednesday, June 14, renamed ‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’ — Arabic for ‘Mary, the mother of Jesus’. The change was...
Iraq’s Christians have suffered persecution for centuries, yet their faith has survived and the community will remain, provided their material needs are met, a Chaldean Catholic bishop has said. “The...
The primate of the Iraqi Church, Mar Louis Raphael Sako, issued a statement on the website of the Chaldean Patriarchate marking the third anniversary of the fall of Mosul to Jihadi militias. In it,...
A day with the volunteers of “Dove Operation”, one of the Lebanese terminals of the humanitarian corridor system promoted by the Community John XXIII. Often divided, both Lebanese and Italian...
Christina Abada was welcomed back by family and other well-wishers on Friday, June 9, 2017, after she was rescued and released by Iraqi Special Forces. She was only three when she was originally...
According to a new report, more than half the Christians living in Syria and Iraq have been killed or fled the country since 2011, mostly because of targeted persecution from the Islamic State terror...
The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has launched a massive nationwide advertising campaign to spread awareness and raise funds for the plight of...