Arab world

“The emigration of Christians from Iraq will greatly accelerate,” Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has told international Catholic relief organization Aid to the...
The Maronite Patriarch of Antioch has accused Lebanese politicians of ignoring the dire consequences of a power vacuum, placing the country’s future at risk. Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai believes...
All six patriarchs, the Catholics, Orthodox and Syrians,hold a historic meeting, returning in spirit to Antioch, the early centre of Christianity: “Christians must stay united in trying times”...
The Vatican is pursuing a new policy of openness towards other faiths and cooperation between religions, a policy that is reflected in a very special exhibition in the Emirate of Sharjah, the...
The situation was already bleak but now it has got a whole deal worse. For the first time the ever, the bishops have raised the doomsday scenario of an Iraq emptied of Christians” reports John...
The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, Amel Shamon Nona, has described the desperate situation in Mosul since it was captured on 9 June by the Islamic State of Syria andIraq (ISIS(. He said: "A few days...
In a tumultuous Iraq facing an increasingly uncertain future, Catholic charity organizations are rallying to meet the immediate needs of those afflicted by ongoing violence. "Movement is pretty...
The Vatican held Thursday, July 3, a prayer vigil for peace in Syria and Iraq. The prayer initiative, which took place in Rome’s Basilica of the Twelve Apostles, followed the example set by Pope...
The vague group known as the Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade (FSBB) vowed to task gunmen to attack churches in Lebanon and in the eastern Bekaa valley in particular. The Brigade announced on its...
Patriarch Louis Rafael I Sako, leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church, admits that he and his fellow bishops are "somewhat at a loss" in the midst of the evolving crisis in Iraq. He says he is not...
The patriarchs of Eastern churches Tuesday deplored raging violence in Iraq and Syria that has caused massive displacement of people, calling to maintain the Christian presence in region's war-torn...
Gregory III Laham, patriarch of the Church of Antioch and the spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, has expressed solidarity with the Chaldean Church in Iraq, asconveyed in a...
“Vatican Insider” has interviewed Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, on his visit to the villages that have...
“Hasn’t Iraq suffered enough, with all the mass assassinations and people being forced to flee their homes?” The Synod of Chaldean Bishops is appealing to the consciences of Iraq’s various components...
Pope Francis has again appealed for peace and dialogue in Iraq. “The news coming from Iraq is unfortunately very painful,” he said. “I join the bishops of the country in appealing to governments that...
Thousands of Iraqi Christians flocked back to their homes in the north on Sunday, June 29, days after they fled villages under attack by Sunni Muslim extremists. Hundreds of people packed into cars,...
One year and two months have passed since the Syrian bishops Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji have been kidnapped in Syria's Aleppo and their fate remains unknown and ambiguous. However, new...
It has been more than four decades since Father Michael Bazzi left his home country of Iraq. But the plight of Christians there at the hands of militant Muslim groups remains at the forefront of his...
Nearly all of the population of Qaraqosh, 50,000 Assyrians, has fled the city amid fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Kurds. Syrian Catholic Archbishop Mar Youhana...
Christians in the Middle East feel "abandoned, even betrayed" by the West as a militant Islamic force occupies large areas of Syria and Iraq, Syriac Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan said....