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A new church for Catholics has been built on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. St Paul’s Church in Musaffah industrial area is the second Catholic church in Abu Dhabi, after St Joseph’s Cathedral in Al...
The Islamic State terror group posted flyers throughout Mosul announcing in a decree that the Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Ephraim is reopening as the “mosque of the mujahideen” or jihad fighters....
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria visited on Thursday, May 11, the new Suez Canal sit where he was welcomed by Suez Canal Authority chairman Mohab Mamish. The pontiff lauded the project, saying it is...
One year after ISIS invaded Mosul, the Iraqi city’s diverse religious heritage is on the verge of extinction, warned a U.S. government commission on Tuesday, June 9. If appropriate actions are not...
A year after the Islamic State militants launched their offensive and seized the city of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon Raphael I Sako issued a message to displaced...
Since April 2015, there has been nothing but bad news for Syrian Christians, who most recently saw the city of Idlib fall to ISIS. Aleppo is even threatened. “The morale of the people is completely...
The most interesting aspect of the final statement by the ecumenical summit is not its content but where it was issued, namely Damascus. In a country run by a regime with its back against a wall, the...
Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bshara Butros al-Rai, called Sunday for "political solutions to the obstacles at stake," while condemning "all those who supply weapons and money to fuel destructions,...
The spiritual leaders of the main Islamic sects in Lebanon in a joint statement have warned after an “urgent summit” Tuesday, June 2, against fueling sectarian tensions in the country, underlining...
At a press conference organised by Aid to the Church in Need, the Archbishop of Erbil recalled that there are Europeans enrolling with ISIS and Europe can therefore not remain indifferent The “cancer...
The first Catholic Church in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), St. Joseph’s Abu Dhabi, was opened in February 1965, and March 2015 marked the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the event. The ruling family...
Father Jaques Murad, the priest kidnapped in the area of Homs on May 21, known in the area of the village of Al-Qaryatayn, where he lived in the monastery of St. Elias, was much appreciated for his...
Radicals of the Islamic State withdrew from several Assyrian villages in Tel Temir countryside in northeastern Syria, after battles with Kurdish and Assyrian forces. The group has reportedly...
A local well-informed source has told aboun.org site that the churches in Aden are in extremely dire condition. There are three Catholic churches in the neighborhoods of Kreiter, Tawahi and Mualla...
The bishop overseeing the needs of displaced Christian families in northern Iraq called on an ecumenical delegation to ensure Britain does not forget the plight of Iraq’s suffering Christians....
A Syriac Catholic monk and a church volunteer were abducted by masked militants from a monastery in Homs province on Friday, May 22. Fr. Jack Murad and Boutros Hanna, a church volunteer, were taken...
I would like to start with this quotation from Dabiq -- the online publication of ISIS addressing the Christian world—which says: “We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your...
Jacques Murad, Prior of the Monastery of Mar Elian was abducted by two armed kidnappers, Fides news agency reports. The news was confirmed by the Syrian Catholic archdiocese of Homs. “Priest Jacques...
Church bells are ringing once again in the Assyrian Christian villages dotting the Khabur River in northeastern Syria after Islamic State militants were routed by a combination of forces. It’s a...
Interview with Antoine Audo SJ, Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo: the expulsion of Christians from the Middle East is being orchestrated by countries in the Region that have always been aligned with the...