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Heroic efforts are underway to guarantee the continued presence of Christianity in Iraq, particularly on the northern Nineveh Plains, a land dotted with monasteries built in the fifth, sixth and...
Christianity is "an integral part" of the Middle Eastern culture, and it is necessary to "ensure the return of Christians and members of other religious minorities" who have fled from their countries...
The future seat of the Church in Northern Arabia, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia at Awali, Bahrain, took a first step toward completion June 10, 2018, when a groundbreaking ceremony signaled the...
Many Christians have left Iraq, and more want to leave, due to seemingly perpetual conflict, instability and a lack of jobs. But in Syria the situation is very different, and the reason is mainly...
For decades now, there’s been abundant speculation about the future of Christianity in the Middle East. What sometimes is forgotten beneath the statistics and punditry is that the future actually has...
Though Catholicism is always full of drama, which is what makes it so utterly fascinating, some things are more dramatic than others. While 2018 is only halfway over, my early nominee for the most...
Over the centuries, the Middle East has always been a land where expectations tend to experience especially tough collisions with reality, so it probably should be no surprise that a massive effort...
Amid disturbing news reports that delivery of vital U.S. assistance for persecuted Iraqi Christians and Yazidis had stalled, Vice President Mike Pence renewed the groundbreaking pledge he made back...
For the end of Ramadan festival, Mar Sako addresses a message of good wishes to Muslim brothers and sisters. He expresses hopes that winning parties in the recent elections will take responsibility,...
The Saudi-led coalition’s assault on Hodeida, Yemen’s main port city, will have a “catastrophic impact” on the ability of relief groups to get food, medicine and other aid to vulnerable Yemeni...
On a daily basis, millions of Americans use cash without noticing the small imprint on the back side of the bills. Yet halfway across the world, in a small Christian town, the phrase “In God we trust...
Officially speaking, anyway, there’s no index of the moral heroes of Catholicism in our time. There would be plenty of candidates, clergy and religious lay men and women, all over the world who put...
“The Latin parish of Aleppo has opened a new summer center for children titled, "Growing Up With You." "Growing Up With You" is the slogan chosen this year by the parish of St Francis of Assisi of...
Vice President Mike Pence assured conservative Christian activists and donors on Saturday, June 9, that the Trump administration is still following through on its promise to provide direct assistance...
Mzeina Hospital is situated in the small town of Mzeina, one of several cities that make up the Valley of the Christians (Wadi Al-Nasara, in Arabic), a rural region of Syria close to the border with...
Irked by delays in getting promised direct U.S. aid to Christians and minority Yazidis in northern Iraq shattered by genocidal ISIS attacks, Vice President Pence has ordered USAID Administrator Mark...
A group of Christians from Baghdad who visited the ruins of the Church of Kokheh, located 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of the Iraqi capital, were spontaneously invited by the local Muslim community...
Pope Francis received on Tuesday, June 5, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Abdullah delivered to Pope Francis a letter from...
The Church must play a proactive role in facing serious challenges in Iraqi society that include violations of the rights of Christians, said Cardinal-designate Louis Raphael I Sako, the Chaldean...
Chaldean Patriarch Mar Raphael Louis Sako has led a prayer for peace in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East region this afternoon in Baghdad. For the prelate the Jubilee Year of Mercy and Ramadan, the...