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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...
The first cardinal to be officially invited to visit Saudi Arabia, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, has begun a strategic call for religious tolerance among the Saudi...
With the Islamic State group routed at last, one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East has a chance to reoccupy its ancestral towns. But the Chaldean and Syriac people of the Nineveh...
World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has condemned an attack at a mosque in Egypt during which hundreds of people were killed and expressed sorrow for the lives...
On Friday, November 24, Pope Francis sent a message saying he is “profoundly grieved to learn of the great loss of life caused by the terrorist attacks on the Rawda Mosque in northern Sinai.” The...
Christians are the target of genocide in the Middle East, where they face enslavement, rape, murder, and violence under the rule of Islamic extremists. When trying to flee, they face continuing...
Masrour Barzani, chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, said on Thursday, November 16, that Kurdistan would continue to protect Christians in the Nineveh Plain and reiterated the group...
A multitude of Coptic pilgrims crowded the San Giorgio Sanctuary in Rizeigat, in the southwestern province of Luxor for days, in one of the most impressive celebrations of Christian popular devotion...
One of the concrete fruits of the brief but important visit to Saudi Arabia by Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai could be the green light of the Saudi monarchy to the creation of a permanent...
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday, November 14, hosted the head of the Lebanese Maronite church, a historic first at a time when Riyadh is stepping up pressure on Iran- backed Hezbollah. Cardinal...
Pope Francis sent a pair of telegrammes to Iraq and Iran on Monday, November 13, expressing his condolences for the damage and loss of life caused by Sunday's severe earthquake. In the two messages...