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His Majesty's King Abdullah 11’s speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week had a resounding impact among world leaders and peoples since he affirmed that Jordan will not allow the...
n a surprise announcement, Francis has declared an Extraordinary Holy Year which will begin on 8 December 2015 and conclude on 20 November 2016, the Feast of Christ the King. The Holy Door will be...
Fr. Rafiq Khoury, one of the priests of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, has issued his second book of the new series which can be added to more than 15 books he had authored. He is also the...
Pope Francis on Sunday, March 8, again stressed mercy as a key church teaching, saying Jesus always cleans out hearts with kindness. The pontiff also thanked women for building "a more human and...
Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year B) March 15 (2 Chronicles 36:14-17a, 19-23; Psalm 137; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21) People have always struggled to make sense out of the clash of armies and swirl of...
In the audience with the Neocatechumenal Way founded by Kiki Arguello, on Saturday March 7,the Pope confirmed their call and blessed their charism. "I’m doing that not because I’ve been paid to: No!...
At today’s General Audienc,March 4, the Pope continued his series of catecheses on the family, focusing on grandparents: the elderly are not deadweights and they are not aliens, a society without...
It really is the stuff of hellish nightmares. While 19 of the Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS in north-eastern Syrian have been released, around 200 are still being held hostage. The kidnapped...
Lambasting what he called "intolerable brutality" against Christians in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis on Sunday, March 1, called for the faithful to practise love that "transforms all." Said the...
What do we mean when we say that we make a sacrifice? I have sacrificed my career for my children! I sacrifice a lot for my job! Love demands that we make many sacrifices! Sometimes we must sacrifice...
Fears are growing for the safety of more than 100 people taken captive on Tuesday, February 24, as the extremist group Islamic State seized Christian villages in Hassake Governorate, northeast Syria...
Extremism was not absent on the day when Cain killed his brother Abel. But today it is persistent. Humanity finds itself face-to-face with new and rising waves of extremism. It is a two-fold war. The...
The news was announced by from Aid to the Church in Need. A woman has been decapitated and two men were shot dead. There is no other information regarding the other victims It was only this morning,...
Vatican Radio reported the news. The Nuncio to Damascus, Mario Zenari, says “the civil conflict needs to be resolved but at the same time the advance of this Caliphate needs to be halted” Even during...
Syro-Catholic archbishop, Jacques Behnan Hindo, confirmed the news, adding that “more than a thousand Christian Assyrian and Chaldean families [have] fled”. The CNN reports that jihadists are about...
Before a brutal civil war engulfed Syria, the country was testament to the religious and ethnic diversity of the Middle East. Arabs of different faiths, Kurds, Armenians, Assyrian Christians and...
Assyrians living on the banks of the Khabur River in the north-eastern part of Syria are being targeted by extremists. A boy has been killed. “We feel abandoned” says Archbishop Hindo. Christians in...
The brutal murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS last week is shining a light on the reality faced by many of Egypt’s Christians on a daily basis. “These 21 victims, they were...
Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq face extermination if people of faith in America and elsewhere in the West fail to speak up on their behalf. A new religious liberty group,...
Even though her village was seized by the Islamic State and she’s now living a rough life in an unfinished mall in Kurdish-protected Northern Iraq, a displaced Christian refugee child is asking God...