Arab world

Christmas in Qaraqosh is not just a celebration of Christ’s birth, but an exercise in hope for Christianity in Iraq’s resurrection after ISIS. In their villages on the Nineveh Plain, Iraq’s...
Gazing at the colorful, glistening ornaments adorning the Christmas tree that brightened his dingy, disheveled living room, 89-year-old Gabriel smiled with a twinkle in his eye. “I love to see young...
Religious leaders of Lebanon’s Christian and Muslim communities, meeting in Bkerke, have decided to stand firmly and united but without particular vehemence against the US president’s decision to...
The Chaldean Patriarchate has issued a statement urging the United States to respect the United Nations resolutions relevant to Jerusalem and to restore the status quo of the city. Following is the...
It should have been a positive, uplifting story: Christian residents of a small, newly liberated town in northern Iraq return home after fleeing ISIS in 2014. But now that the town has been freed by...
Lebanon’s Christian and Muslim leaders denounced the “unjust” decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and demanded that it be reversed. In a December 14...
Every unilateral attempt to impose Jerusalem as the exclusive capital of the State of Israel represents an "unjust" act and contrary to all international pronouncements concerning the profile of the...
For Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil, who attended the ceremony in Telleskuf on Friday, December 8, the re-consecration of the church of St George was a symbol of hope and victory. He...
The Primate of the Maronite Church reports never-released details of his meetings with King Salman, Prince Bin Salman and Lebanese Premier Hariri. And he dampens rumors about the alleged Saudi...
Last summer, in a video message to Israeli and Palestinian youth gathered in Jerusalem, Pope Francis said: “We all have meaning. We all have meaning in life. None of us is a ‘no.’ We all are a ‘yes...
The Chaldean Patriarchate has issued a statement calling on the Unite States to retract its position on Jerusalem. Following is the text of the statement: As a superpower, the United States of...
Iraqi Christians celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday in the town of Qaraqosh that was previously occupied for three years by jihadists of the Islamic State group. The bell...
The possible transfer of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would have "negative consequences" not only on the ever fragile stability of the Middle East, but also on that of the...
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil on Monday, December 4, for a “substantial discussion” on the needs of persecuted Christians and other religious...
His Beatitude Ignatius Younan III, Patriarch of the Syriac Catholics worldwide, has addressed a group of 30 representatives of European NGOs gathered to hear about the situation of Christians in...
Almost the entire territory of Syria, including historic Christian regions, has been liberated from terrorists, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said. He stressed the importance of restoring peace...
ISIS is on the verge of military defeat, but unless those displaced from the Nineveh Plains can return, ISIS will have succeeded in its ideological objective to eliminate religious minorities from...
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil has spoken of the "blessing of persecution" during a memorial Mass in Washington for victims of the Islamic State in Iraq. The Mass was celebrated...
In the midst of the U.S. bishops’ “Solidarity in Suffering” campaign, designed as a Week of Awareness and Education for Persecuted Christians, leaders from Iraq on Thursday, November 30, urged the...
Maronite Bishop Guy-Paul Noujaim’s nonprofit has aided more than 6,600 Lebanese men and women, both Christian and Muslim, since its founding in 1989. ***** When a heroin addict approached Maronite...