Arab world

Egypt is under attack by forces wishing to destabilize the country, and among the security measures promoted by state apparatus there is also the advice to Christians to reduce visits and...
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) “deeply regrets and unreservedly apologises” to the relatives of the victims of the London attack on 3 June for not observing a minute of silence before...
Iraq’s Christians have suffered persecution for centuries, yet their faith has survived and the community will remain, provided their material needs are met, a Chaldean Catholic bishop has said. “The...
When Fr. Ragheed Aziz Ganni was confronted by armed men after celebrating the Eucharist at his Chaldean Catholic parish in Mosul, they asked him why he was still there and why he hadn't closed the...
Men and women of goodwill across the globe on Thursday responded to Pope Francis' call to join in prayer to participate in the “One Minute for Peace” initiative. The Pope's appeal for prayers and...
The Knights of Columbus have begun a nationwide television and digital ad campaign to spread awareness of the situation of Christians in the Middle East and raise funds on their behalf. Attacks by...
As ISIS swept through western Iraq in 2014, an Iraqi Dominican, Brother Najeeb Michaeel, brought more than 800 priceless manuscripts from Mosul to safety in Erbil. The manuscripts date from the 13th...
The Syro Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, from its headquarters in Damascus, has announced the future birth of its own television channel, designed to support the pastoral care of Syriac Christians...
As government forces pry apart the Islamic State's three yearlong grip on Mosul, Muslims and Christians have united to rebuild a damaged monastery. A Facebook page called “This is Christian Iraq” –...
My call and the call of the Chaldean League to adopt the name "Christian component" stems from the need to find a unified denomination that embraces all Christians at the present stage. This name...
Syria’s humanitarian crisis is the biggest emergency for Caritas right now. The vicious conflict has forced six million Syrians out of their homes – 2two million of them into other countries – and...
Christians in Egypt “are getting to this idea that we could be a martyr at any moment,” the spokesman for the nation’s Catholic bishops told Catholic News Service. The spokesman, Father Rafic Greiche...
The Christians of Egypt have defied ISIS and given the world a powerful example of what it means to profess faith in Jesus Christ. Last week, a large group of Christians in Egypt went on pilgrimage...
The general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church reflects on the recent Islamist attacks that killed at least 29 Coptic Christians in Egypt, and scores more in England and the Philippines. Following...
“The children are paying the highest price of the conflict,” says Cardinal Mario Zenari, apostolic nuncio to Syria, of the six-year civil war. In an exclusive interview with the Register May 18, he...
Christian internally displaced people in Erbil, Kurdish Iraq continue to depend on aid as they are awaiting the opportunity to return to their home on the Nineveh plains. They have been cared for by...
Hungary's government is donating 145 million forints ($525,000) to Saint Joseph's Clinic in Erbil, Iraq, which provides services for mainly Christian refugees living in the city. An agreement signed...
“I spend most of my time in Aleppo and I want to stay here.” This is how Mons. Georges Abou Khazen spoke about his ministry as the Catholic bishop of Aleppo and the apostolic vicar of the Latins in...
The Middle East Council of Churches has cabled His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark of the Coptic Orthodox Church, expressing deepest condolences...
The Chaldean Archbishops of Basra and the south, Habib Jajou and of Kirkuk, Yousif Toma participated in the International Conference on Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence in the Middle East...