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Francis may be paying a visit to Turkey in November. Before the Pope’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew, had expressed the hope that Francis would follow in...
In an unprecedented ecumenical gathering at Lambeth Palace hosted by The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, and initiated by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic...
The Prince of Wales has made a donation to Iraqi Christians who he said are suffering from “diabolic evil” under ISIS. In a letter to Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako, Prince Charles wrote that he was...
At the General Audience Wednesday, September 3, Pope Francis told Arabic speaking pilgrims and “particularly those from Iraq,” that “like all mothers,” the Church accompanies her needy children. She...
Players, singers and sponsors who participated in Pope Francis' inter-religious match for peace have praised him for the idea, stating that it promotes good values important for youth today. “Soccer...
As reports continue to emerge on Muslims born and raised in Europe being recruited by the Islamic State, the continent has been urged to reflect on how it has failed to transmit an authentic meaning...
Thousands of sports fans, young and old, came out to Rome’s Olympic Stadium Monday, September 1, to watch football greats Roberto Baggio, Javier Zanetti and Diego Armando Maradona, among others, take...
Gaza’s Argentinean parish priest, Fr. Jorge Fernandez, cannot wait to return to his people. He has to communicate to them a message Francis gave him on Friday, August 29, in St. Martha’s House. “We...
In a letter to Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako expressed concern that the Christian-owned agricultural fields of the Nineveh...
Pope Francis will receive Israel’s former President Shimon Peres at the Vatican on Thursday, September 4, the Holy See has confirmed. The visit comes almost three months since Peres took part in the...
Pope Francis will preside over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during a nuptial Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on September 14. The Vatican has confirmed that 20 couples from the Diocese of Rome...
Archbishop Silvano Tomasi is calling on the international community to take concrete steps to stop the ongoing violence and persecution of minorities in northern Iraq, to reestablish a just peace and...
Pope Francis called a priest at a refugee camp in Iraq to express his closeness to the persecuted Christians who have taken refuge there and to promise his continued support. Pope Francis reportedly...
Pope Francis on Thursday, August 28, met with Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, to discuss the plight of those fleeing the...
The Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, meeting on August 25, 2014, in Quebec City, issues the following appeal: In the name of the Father of life, and of the...
The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has renewed his appeal to the international community to stop Islamic State militants from persecuting and...
The Chilean Congress has unanimously approved a measure calling on President Michelle Bachelet to condemn “the brutal persecution” of Christians in Iraq and to ask the UN to take measures for a “...
The Kurdish government wants to give weapons to Iraqi Christians so that they can defend themselves, but there are (not surprisingly) Christian leaders who are actually against the giving of arms....
Latin Patriarchate priest Fr. Fares Hattar has arrived in Yonkers, New York, to assume his duties as the parish priest of the Arab American Good Shepherd parishioners. He was named to fill the post...
In his trip to Sri Lanka, that will take place between the 13th and the 15th of January 2015, before proceeding to the Philippines, Pope Francis will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu and will...