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The Christian communities of Syria and Iraq have survived 2,000 years of tumult and war. In some of them, prayers are still said in Aramaic, the language that Lord Jesus Christ used in daily life....
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, concluded his visit to Iraq with a meeting with the bishops of the country with the entities that form the ROACO (...
Patriarch John X Yazigi of Antioch and the entire East for Greek Orthodox Church has stressed that the Christians are a main component in Syria, as all the Syrian components are living like a family...
The Islamic State is waging “an uncompromising war for a religious and territorial cleansing of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East,” the American director of Aid to the Church in Need...
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Chaldean Patriarch Mar Louis Raphael I Sako has just returned home from Beirut (Lebanon), where he took part in a meeting on April 27 with the leaders of the Syriac Catholic and Syriac Orthodox...
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The exodus of Christians from the Middle East — due to wars, conflicts, socio-economic crises and persecution — will weaken moderate Islam “which, thanks to the Islamic-Christian conviviality, is so...
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Bishop Bashar Matti Warda is the bishop of Erbil, Iraq, one of the dioceses most attacked by ISIS, and where the most Christian refugees have been taken after fleeing the Islamic State. In an...
A "heinous crime, committed by the Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group, which goes against any religion, law or human conduct". With these formulas without appeal the University of Al Azhar, highest...
A Greek Orthodox patriarch has lamented global indifference towards the fate of two Syrian bishops kidnapped two years ago. Speaking ahead of the anniversary of the abductions on April 22, 2013,...
The Coptic churches in Egypt on Monday, April 20, condemned the beheading of at least 28 Ethiopian Christians in Libya at the hands of terrorist ISIS organization the day before. A statement issued...
A shocking new video appearing to show at least 30 Christians being beheaded and shot by ISIS in Libya has been released. The 29-minute video, titled 'Until It Came To Them - Clear Evidence', shows...
"Over time, time fears mount” for the fate of the bishops and priests kidnapped in Syria, however, "who can say that the door is closed?". "Hope" of their release remains, although the passing of...
President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi received the UK’s Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Sunday.,April 19, at the presidential palace in Heliopolis. The archbishop of Canterbury’s visit comes as part...