Arab world

After three years in exile from Iraq's Nineveh Plain while it was occupied by the Islamic State, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena are returning to their homeland to face the daunting...
The giant statue of Saint Charbel, Lebanon’s Saint dear to the Maronite tradition has reached the heights of Kesrouan. The statue was transferred Sunday, August 20, from Haret Sakhr, north of Jounieh...
Within just one month up to 15,000 displaced Iraqi Christians are expected to return to the town in the ancient Nineveh Plains which suffered the worst violence carried out by Daesh (ISIS). The...
The so-called Islamic State invaded Mosul and the Plain of Nineveh in the north of Iraq in August 2014, destroying people, especially minorities, centuries-old religious and civil buildings, and...
Parts of Aleppo are coming back to life with people returning in large numbers to the bomb-blasted city and streets once again humming with traffic and people. Aid to the Church in Need’s Middle East...
More than 600 Christian families are making their way back to the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq to rebuild their lives from scratch, the Syriac Catholic archbishop of Mosul told Christian charity...
An urgent call to speed up plans to rebuild homes in one of the Iraqi Christian towns worst affected by Daesh (ISIS) violence has been made by the leader of the local Church community amid signs that...
The Syriac Catholic patriarch doesn't mince words about the ongoing violence and unrest in the Middle East nor does he shy away from calling out the West for not doing enough to protect Christian...
Christians in Iraq are facing their "biggest and greatest challenge" as they return to their homelands freed from the Islamic State, according to human rights activists. The very future of...
An interview on the eve of the feast of the Assumption with Father Ibrahim Alsabagh, parish priest of the church of St. Francis who is also responsible for the Latin community of the city. In Aleppo...
It was the night of August 6, 2014. Fresh from their capture of Mosul, ISIS fighters swept through the Nineveh Plains and overnight drove more than 12,000 Christian families from their homes and...
Before ISIS swept across the Nineveh Plains in the summer of 2014, driving more than 100,000 Christians into exile in Kurdistan, some 5,000 Syriac-Catholic families made their homes on ancient...
Mideast Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs decried the desperate situation they face as shepherds of churches “whose existence is in real danger.” They categorized the continued displacement of...
Every summer the Maronite Catholic Eparchy (diocese) of Jbeil, Lebanon, carries out an outreach mission aimed at implementing the word of God in the daily life of parishioners and building up the...
After three years in exile from Iraq’s Nineveh Plain while it was occupied by the Islamic State, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena are returning to their homeland to face the daunting...
As Iraq and surrounding areas face the destruction of many of the region’s archaeological treasures, one priest and his fellow Dominicans are preserving the area’s history and culture through an...
The Vatican announced Wednesday, August 9, that Pope Francis has named Bishop Emanuel Hana Shaleta as head the eparchy of Saint Peter Apostle of San Diego of the Chaldeans, pulling him from his...
A Christian Charity is giving £400,000 to help thousands of displaced families in northern Iraq in urgent need of shelter. Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, UK (ACN) will provide for 100,...
Although Iraqi forces recaptured Qaraqosh, about nine miles from the edge of Mosul, from the Islamic State last October, it took many months before Christians felt comfortable enough to return, and...
The urgency of the problems facing displaced Iraqi Christians has driven a new campaign by the Knights of Columbus to resettle an entire village in their homes, says a spokesman for the Knights. The...