Arab world

After fundraising for 13 years, the Mar Yosip Parish has started construction of its own building in Gilbert. Until now, the congregation has been meeting in Chandler in rented spaces and the...
In response to the pressure that the Churches are facing in Jerusalem, and which led to the decision to close the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) has issued...
Iraqi Catholic leaders are urging Christians to remain steadfast in this Lenten season as they encounter challenges of the so-called Islamic State’s legacy in their historic lands. In a Lenten...
A Syrian Christian political leader has joined the growing ranks of international condemnation over violent attacks in Syria’s northwestern area of Afrin and the Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta. “...
A religious Sister in Damascus has told how she, fellow nuns and students narrowly escaped death February 20, 2018, when the sky “turned black” on one of the deadliest days of the conflict in the...
Following is the pastoral letter of Patriarch Louis Sako for Lent 2018: Many Christians today live in a crisis of faith and intellect because of the circumstances of war, instability, migration and...
A Lebanese foundation for interreligious studies and spiritual solidarity, is the recipient of the 35th Niwano Peace Prize. Lebanon now moves “a firm step further toward its recognition as a world...
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius Aphrem II remains hopeful that his people can eventually return to the Nineveh Plain.He spoke with Register correspondent Doreen Abi Raad during a visit...
“We only knew martyrdom from films, but martyrdom was reintroduced and it strengthened our faith because these people, these martyrs, lived among us.” For Malak, the reintroduction of modern-day...
Students from Syria have described how they put their lives on the line to continue their studies in spite of the bombs and other violence that still beset the country. The young Christians told...
As Syria’s war soon enters its eighth year, many decry the recent dangerous escalation in the conflict, whether in the country’s north, between Turkey and the Kurds, or in the south, between Iran and...
The Vatican’s representative in Damascus, Cardinal Mario Zenari, has appealed to the international community not to forget the suffering people in Syria. In an interview with the Vatican Newspaper, L...
Christians forced out of their ancestral lands in northern Iraq are rejoicing after a leading Catholic charity announced an urgent injection of aid to rebuild an extra 2,000 homes. The US$5 million...
Annie Artin, 15, is a lonely girl who lives with her mother, Silva Owadis, 37, her grandmother and aunt in a modest but new apartment in Aleppo, Syria. The family has lived there since the middle of...
Nineteen Chaldean bishops met with Pope Francis and several dicasteries during their ad limina visit to the Vatican on Wednesday, February 7. They frankly shared their concerns over the crisis in the...
The church dedicated to the 21 Coptic martyrs beheaded in Libya in 2015 by cutthroats affiliated to the so-called Islamic State (Daesh) will be officially inaugurated on February 15, on the day...
These are the Chaldean bishops of Iraq and Syria who have suffered the effects of persecution, war and misery alongside their people. On Wednesday, February 7, they met in Rome with Pope Francis, who...
The escalation of violence continues in different areas of Syria. Battles rage in Goutha east, Idlib and Hama; mortar shots on the capital. Card Zenari: Greatest number of victims from lack of...
Lemons, grapefruits, oranges and figs grow in abundance in the three gardens of Nadia Younis Butti’s house in Mosul, the house her parents built from scratch. She used to enjoy the lush trees and...
A Franciscan priest and native Syrian currently serving in Aleppo said on Wednesday, February 7, that while Christians in that tortured country are glad for offers of help from wherever they come,...