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Pope Francis is to visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg on November 25. The news was announced by European Parliament President Martin Schulz and was confirmed by the Vatican spokesman, Fr....
The day after President Obama authorized military air power against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq, Christian intellectuals and activists called for using soft power to defeat the militants...
Pope Francis received the President of Tunisia Mohamed Moncef Marzouki in private audience at the Vatican Thursday, September 11. A Holy See press office communiqué described the meeting as cordial...
A 1,500-year-old papyrus fragment found in The University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library has been identified as one the world’s earliest surviving Christian charms. The remarkable document...
Emphasizing that diversity does not preclude unity, nearly a thousand Christian leaders, politicians and laypeople gathered in Washington to launch a massive effort on behalf of the minority...
Papal blessing certificates, often bought to mark weddings and first Communions, will soon only be available for purchase directly from the Vatican where the funds will be allocated to charity. Come...
Pope Francis may visit Turkey on November 29-30, strengthening the links with the Orthodox Church’s Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and advancing their common commitment to ecumenism, peace and...
A Knights of Columbus relief fund for persecuted Iraqi refugees has now surpassed $2 million, and the order has released a special prayer to add a spiritual dimension to the humanitarian response. “...
The "In Defence of Christians (IDC) Summit" opened in Washington, DC on Tuesday September 9 with the participation of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, the prefect for the Congregation for the Eastern...
Pope Francis has now chosen all the individuals who will participate in the Extraordinary Synod on the Family which is going to be held in the Vatican from 5 to 19 October. A part from the...
The jihadist militants who have seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria are intent upon creating "a house of blood", the UN's new human rights chief said Monday, September 8. In his maiden address to...
We have every reason to be concerned with the fate of the Christian communities of the Arab World. From Egypt to Iraq, these ancient churches have not only survived through centuries of hardship -...
Pope Francis has sent a message to the three-day International Prayer Meeting for Peace, promoted by the St Egidio Community, which is under way in Antwerp in Belgium saying that, “war is never a...
Three elderly Italian nuns have been killed in their convent in Burundi. The superior of the Xaverians in the northern suburb of the capital, Bujumbura, Fr. Mario Pulcini, says the murders appeared...
Pope Francis has expressed his sorrow for the death of slain US journalist Steven Sotloff, urging people everywhere to reject violence, aggression and lack of compassion. His words came in a...
Three elderly Italian Xaverian missionary nuns were killed at two separate moments at their convent in Kamenge. The reasons for the murder are not yet known. The killings came as a big blow to the...
Italian bishop Tommaso Ghirelli of Imola has called on Muslims in traditionally Christian countries in Europe to publicly denounce Islamist persecution or they should be "courageous" enough to own...
Christian leaders, human rights experts, public officials, policy makers, diplomats, and representatives from across the Middle Eastern Christian Diaspora will participate in a summit titled, "In...
Prince Charles of Wales has made a personal donation to help Christians terrorised in northern Iraq and offered a heartfelt message of sympathy and support. The payment – which is being made through...
Caritas Lebanon is boosting its activities to continue supporting Syrian refugees. It will also help vulnerable Lebanese families and Iraqi Christians who have fled persecution. Lebanon is hosting 40...