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At least 100,000 Christians fled the Plain of Nineveh last summer. The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group has since invaded northern Iraq and occupies both the churches and homes of Christians....
Catholics in Germany have presented an appeal to the German government and Pakistani Christians in Italy are pushing for a motion on religious freedom. A Muslim lawyer is now defending Asia Bibi....
In words and gestures, Pope Francis and the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch moved the dialogue between the Eastern and Western Church a few steps closer to full communion this past weekend, say...
“Some churches in Mosul have been transformed into places of detention by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS), who have laid down laws in the northern city of Iraq since June 9,” Fides news agency...
Religious leaders came together in the Vatican to sign a joint declaration on slavery. Exploiters make $150 billion a year out of their victims. On Tuesday, December 2,Pope Francis held a meeting...
n the interview Pope Francis gave on the return flight to Rome, he spoke about interreligious dialogue, asking political leaders, scholars and Muslim religious figures to speak out against...
During the meeting the Pope condemned the degrading conditions in which refugees are forced to live as “intolerable”. “I wanted to meet more refugees but it was not possible,” he added. Before making...
The Catholic Church “does not intend to make any demands” to restore full communion with Orthodox Christians. Pope Francis. Prospects for the new millennium. The “Ratzinger Proposal” is still echoed...
A common declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew on the issues of ecology and poverty would be natural is foreseeable for the future, a theological advisor of the Ecumenical...
In his address to Turkey’s political leaders, Francis recalled the role and responsibility the country has in maintaining peace in the region and called for equal rights and duties for the country’s...
During his visit to the Diyanet, Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs, Francis called for mutual respect and friendship among religious leaders, as these values “represent a clear message” to “...
Upon his arrival in Ankara the Pope visited Ataturk’s Mausoleum, where he left a message in the Golden Book and praised the country’s humanitarian efforts First of all Francis thanked journalists: “I...
The second week of November witnessed massive celebrations marking the silver jubilee of the demolition of the Berlin Wall which took place on November 9, 1989. The celebrations unveiled further...
During his visit to the Council of Europe, Pope Francis called for "a political solution to current crises" The temptation of conflict in a continent that has lost its drive. Francis, the first Pope...
The Catholic Church “stands by the side of all the people of Egypt during the period of political transition.” Pope Francis assured Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Sisi of this in an audience held in...
As the woman rots away in prison she also has to endure the mockery of speculation about her suffering. In prison for a glass of water. As the campaign titled “drink a glass of water and post your...
Do a computer search for "ISIS" and "Christians" and prepare to gasp in horror. ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or simply Islamic State) is slaughtering Christians in the Middle East in a war...
“It is painful to see that the struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by “market priorities”” the Pope said at the Second International Conference on Nutrition taking place this week in...
On Nov. 21, 1964, Pope Paul VI solemnly promulgated the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, which began by proclaiming Christ the “light of the nations” and is thus known as...
The community’s founder, Andrea Riccardi, sends out another appeal to save Aleppo with the UN’s backing. Christian, Muslim and government representatives will be meeting on the Mediterranean island...