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More than half (106 bishops) of the almost two hundred individuals participating in the Extraordinary Synod on the Family which opened on Sunday, October 5, in the Vatican hail from Asia, Latin...
The "issue of the Christian Arabs" has always been the main concern of His Majesty the King. In addition to the historic initiatives which Jordan hosted and founded--to become conspicuously global in...
This morning, October 2, Francis began a three-day meeting in the Vatican with Apostolic Nuncios to Middle Eastern nations and Superiors of the Secretariat of State and the Roman Curia, including the...
Jordan has had two days with the Arab Women journalists who held their 11th annual conference with Ms. Mahasen Al-Imam, the renowned founder of the Arab Women Media Center. The conference tackled...
Jordan has had two days with the Arab Women journalists who held their 11th annual conference with Ms. Mahasen Al-Imam, the renowned founder of the Arab Women Media Center. The conference tackled...
Weeks before its first horrendous beheading of an American journalist, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria gave Christians in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, a stark one week choice: Convert or...
When Francis’ express visit to Albania was announced, the crisis in Iraq had not yet worsened and ISIS’ project of destruction had not yet come under the spotlight. Two reasons drove the Pope to...
“I saw your suffering up close...” On the flight back from Albania, Francis met briefly with journalists travelling with him and only answered questions that were to do with his visit. He apologised...
On Sunday afternoon, September 21, Pope Francis met with leaders of Albania’s religious communities. During the meeting he spoke about the “insidious enemy” of a widespread intolerance towards those...
“Let no one consider themselves the “armour” of God while planning and carrying out acts of violence!” This was Francis’ cry during today’s meeting with Albania’s political authorities, including the...
In the part of his September 10 speech on confronting the Islamic State that probably drew the least attention, President Obama mentioned the need to help Christians and other minorities, expelled...
Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Albania could encourage the leaders of the Catholic Church in a nation with a long history of religious persecution and political domination, said a priest in the...
The address Francis gave during audience on September 20 with bishops who were appointed over the last year was one significant speeches of his pontificate. It added new elements to the identikit of...
As Pope Francis prepares to travel to Albania on Sunday, September 21, we shine the spotlight on this small Mediterranean nation with a painful past of occupation (starting with the Ottoman...
At the headquarters of Caritas International in the Vatican, a meeting of Caritas Middle East was held on September 15-17, 2014, updating on the geopolitical and demographic situation, and the needs...
ISIS/ISIL obviously doesn't care if someone is a journalist with nothing to do with the conflict or who they are trying to help, as in the case of David Haines, the British man killed last weekend....
This Sunday’s papal trip to Albania will focus on the importance of dialogue with Islam, as the Muslim-majority nation with a notable Christian presence provides a fitting context for the theme....
Some 40,000 grandparents from 20 different countries, including two elderly people who have fled Iraqi Kurdistan. The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family Mgr. Vincenzo Paglia,...
Talks to remove the theological obstacles that are prevent the Catholic and Orthodox Churches from entering into full communion are proceeding slowly but steadily. This is the first sign that emerges...
The martyrs of the Communist regime and dialogue – including political dialogue – between faiths. These two topics will be the focus of Pope Francis’ visit to Albania on Sunday. He will only be in...