Arab world

“One of our sisters was chosen to be part of the spirituality commission that is preparing the program for the Holy Father’s reception with the spiritual animation of parishes and of the faithful,”...
When the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) swept through Iraq in June 2014, a ‘before-and-after’ picture of the Church of Our Mother of Perpetual help in Mosul emerged showing the crucifix topping the...
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil says the international community is key to aiding his strife-torn country. Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, has been the locus for assisting...
Rosaries and broken crucifixes strewn across the floor, upturned furniture and littered belongings greeted us as we entered the former rectory in Karemlash, an Iraqi Christian town liberated from the...
A vicar in Iraq has warned that Christians who have fled Mosul may not be able to return to the city because the Islamic State terror group has trained a new generation of child radicals. Over 100,...
Pope Francis’ visit is a propitious occasion to promote Egypt as a destination for Christian pilgrimages and religious tourism, allowing the world to know the initiatives and measures put in place...
A Vatican delegation will meet with a delegation of the president Abdul Fattah Sisi this weekend to finalize the programme of the visit of Pope Francis. The visit, which was announced two days ago,...
More than 100,000 Christians were forced to flee Mosul in Iraq when ISIS invaded in 2014. And as the Battle for Mosul reaches its final stages some Christians have attempted to return to the city....
Here are extracts of a Swiss priest's experience in an Eastern-rite Catholic Syrian communion. The presence of the Risen Christ amidst the sufferings of the war. Living fraternity in the dark night...
The official news from the Vatican press office. The pressing invitation of President Al Sisi, the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar mosque. Fr. Rafic Greiche: He comes to...
Pope Francis has gladly accepted an invitation to make an apostolic trip to Egypt on April 28-29. The visit will take place in response to an invitation by Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Sisi, the...
Three bodies representing Iraqi minorities issued a joint on March 5 calling for a semi-autonomous region in the country’s north. The idea was proposed by the Yazidi Independent Supreme Council, the...
The Higher Council of Ulema abolishes the death penalty for those who leave Islam and triggers a re-interpretation process of the sacred text. Interview with Archbishop of Tangiers. The news from...
It is now been six years since the start of a brutal civil war that has engulfed Syria. The ongoing conflict has forced thousands of people to flee and has left countless others who have remained...
In an interview with AsiaNews, Cardinal Zenari reflects on six years of conflict that have "shaken" him to the core. Suffering in solidarity with the Syrian people. The drama of broken families and a...
Inspired by participation in France’s La Manif Pour Tous campaign, a group of young French Catholic friends have mobilized a network of 600 volunteers working in several countries. In 2013, a small...
Nineveh Plain is the area in Northern Iraq where more than 120,000 Christians had to escape in face of ISIS offensive in August 2014. They went to Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and they...
A year after the US Congress and State Department declared that ISIS was committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities, the Knights of Columbus is continuing its humanitarian...
His Beatitude Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako participated at the Fifth Annual Sulaimani Forum entitled “Beyond Daesh: Ending the Cycle of Conflicts Toward Durable Solutions”, organized by the...
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič has urged the international community to “embrace the perspective of victims” of the Syrian war. In a statement delivered to Human Rights Council of the United Nations in...