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Leaders from the Syriac Orthodox Church visited Erbil and discussed the peaceful coexistence of different ethnic and religious groups in the autonomous Kurdistan Region with senior Kurdish officials...
An Iraqi priest who saved a trove of religious manuscripts from the Islamic State group was ordained on Friday, January 25, 2019 as the new Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul. Najeeb Michaeel, 63...
Iraq’s top Shiite Cleric Ali al-Sistani stressed on Wednesday, January 24, the need to reconstruct the areas decimated by battles against ISIS militants between 2014 and 2017. He said most of these...
As the United Arab Emirates prepares to host Pope Francis in February, the country’s minister of tolerance said the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula will contribute to building bridges...
Extending the country’s longstanding support for persecuted Christians and other victims of violence in the Middle East, the Hungarian government has announced that it will provide nearly $1.7...
Chaldean Father Thabet Habib Youssef, pastor of the Church of St. Adday in the Christian town of Karamles, on Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, helps oversee the reconstruction and repair of Christian homes and...
At a gathering of Middle East leaders coinciding with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Syriac Orthodox patriarch emphasized the need to unify efforts against extremism and terrorism. "A...
The international interreligious meeting will take place in Abu Dhabi at the beginning of February, to coincide with the visit of Pope Francis in the United Arab Emirates (3-5 February). The Bishop...
On January 22, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, along with their Beatitudes: Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Maronite Church,...
When Cardinal Patriarch Louis Sako presided over the episcopal ordinations of the new Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, Najib Mikhael Mousa and the new auxiliary of the country’s capital, Bishop Robert...
Egypt has welcomed the largest cathedral in the Middle East and legalized scores of churches this year but Christian communities say inefficient bureaucracy is hamstringing progress in the Muslim-...
Bishop Paul Hinder has no doubt: “Whether it is Christians among Muslim or Muslims among Christians, we have to learn to live in harmony with one another,” he says, looking forward to the Pope...
It’s not just adults who are excited to see Pope Francis in the UAE, Abu Dhabi, from February 3-5. Ahead of the first ever papal visit to a Gulf Cooperation Council country, children too are equally...
The Chaldean Patriarchate in Iraq marked two Episcopal ordinations namely, Archbishop Michaeel-Najeeb and Robert Sa’id Girgis in a celebration held at St. Joseph Cathedral in Bagdad on Friday,...
“Please do not be a silent bystander to our drama. We call on you to support the Christians of Iraq… while there is still time.” This was the urgent appeal underlying the joint Call for Action signed...
When Pope Francis visits Abu Dhabi February 3-5, he will visit a land where inter-religious tolerance is mandated by law; while Catholics in the United Arab Emirates count their blessings for that,...
The founder of a charity for persecuted Christians says the beleaguered populace needs more political representation and aid as a Shiite group try to force them out of their ancient lands. ISIS may...
A copy of the icon of the Mysterious Supper - stolen from the shrine of St. Sergius and Bacchus in Maalula in 2014 when the Syrian village was occupied by al-Nusra jihadists - has been relocated to...
“A day of celebration" for the Iraqi Church and for the whole country and a confirmation of "the dynamism and vitality" of the Christian community, capable of "facing and overcoming the thousand...
Syrian President Bashar al Assad has pledged to rebuild with state funding the church-sanctuary of the Armenian martyrs located in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, which was devastated by the...