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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...
A Franciscan parish priest in northern Syria is in the hands of Jabhat al-Nusra militia and there has been no news of him since the kidnapping. The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land reported the...
With extremists flying the black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) less than an hour down the road, the future of one of the last Christian communities in the Middle East is at grave...
The apostolic nuncios representing the Pope in the Middle East have gathered at the Vatican for a three-day meeting to discuss the dire situation of violence and unrest in the region. The theme of...
The "issue of the Christian Arabs" has always been the main concern of His Majesty the King. In addition to the historic initiatives which Jordan hosted and founded--to become conspicuously global in...
"I want to send my best wishes to our Muslim brothers," asking God "to protect and preserve our country from every form of evil." This is the wish that his Beatitude Mar Louis Raphael I Sako sends to...
This morning, October 2, Francis began a three-day meeting in the Vatican with Apostolic Nuncios to Middle Eastern nations and Superiors of the Secretariat of State and the Roman Curia, including the...
The conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine demand a revitalized United Nations where member states put their responsibility to protect persecuted peoples above personal interests and thoroughly...
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako has lashed out at American conduct of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq. “Bombing these jihadists will not make them disappear, that’s for sure,” said...
Gianni Valente Rome “There’s no future for us if the Lord does not help us.” There’s suffering and concern in Louis Raphaël I Sako’s words. The concern of a pastor who sees that his flock is in...
“Be careful! The day will come when, if these terrorists are not stopped in Iraq, they will go elsewhere. They behave like cannibals! Their action is against the whole of humanity not just against...