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A draw was the result of the Hamas-Israeli first round of mini-wars that lasted for 28 days. Hamas failed to force Israel to end the blockade imposed on Gaza. Israel also failed to bomb Hamas into...
Over a period of two weeks, the United States of America marked the largest gathering of Latin Patriarchate priests who arrived to attend the ordination of Fr. Bernard Poggi, the first ever...
The awful choice facing the refugees of Sinjar, Iraq,is be captured and killed, or risk dying of thirst. They face an excruciating dilemma — attempt to flee and risk being captured and killed by...
"It is time to take a principled stand: the situation calls for concrete action, a gesture of solidarity in the face of an existential crisis—‘we will either be or will not be.’” It is an angry...
Fr. Paolo Thabit Mekko, the Iraqi Chaldean priest of Qaraqosh, had spent the past few months reopening wells and getting electricity generators going for refugees that fled Mosul after Iraq’s second...
Pope Francis has decided to send Cardinal Fernando Filoni to Iraq – where the self-proclaimed Caliphate is driving Christians out of their cities in the Nineveh Plain “in the next few days”....
While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas—and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea of Arab-Islamic hostility—similar or worse tragedies...
The brothers arrived from Erbil on July 21 after being driven from Mosul along with thousands of other Christian families that the "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) had forced to choose...
After capturing Mosul, jihadist Islamic State militants have now also taken hold of the villages in the Nineveh Plain which had been historical strongholds of local Christian communities in ancient...
After three years of hard times consequence of political turmoil born at Tahrir Square in Cairo, the Coptic community seems to raise its head. Following an uneasy coexistence with the Muslim...
A week ago, the Islamic State (IS) released a video of their members beheading some 50 young men in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, and assassinating hundreds of others in cities in Syria and Iraq...
With the world’s attention focused on Gaza, Islamist militants in Iraq can perpetrate their crimes without fear of facing justice, the Anglican vicar of Baghdad has said. Andrew White, an Anglican...
Since capturing the country's second largest city of Mosul in early June, the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, has ordered Christians to convert to Islam, pay taxes levied on non-Muslims, or...
“Religious freedom is human freedom,” stated US Secretary of State John Kerry recently when he presented the International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. We have a long journey ahead to achieve...
“People also said John XXIII’s message to the Americans and Soviets during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was futile. But history proved otherwise.” Bishop Ambrogio Spreafico – who is President of...
If there is hell on Earth, it is found these days in the Middle East where aggression and violence are rampant. Political and religious extremism are leading to fear, disempowerment, dispossession,...
Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has issued an appeal for an end to hostilities and the lifting of the Gaza blockade. “A permanent ceasefire, is just the first step on the road to a just peace...
On his forthcoming trip to the Albanian capital, Tirana, on Sunday 21 September, Pope Francis will meet with State and religious leaders, the local clergy and some children who are being cared for in...
Since early July, almost two million Palestinians in Gaza and people in Israel have been caught up in a devastating war. People have no safe place to hide when the bombs rain down on the densely-...
Since the death of his wife in an Israeli missile attack on their house in the Gaza Strip in late July, George Ayyad, 75, has been keeping vigil over his son Jeries, 31. Jeries Ayyad lay in the...