Arab world

A multitude of Coptic pilgrims crowded the San Giorgio Sanctuary in Rizeigat, in the southwestern province of Luxor for days, in one of the most impressive celebrations of Christian popular devotion...
Masrour Barzani, chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, said on Thursday, November 16, that Kurdistan would continue to protect Christians in the Nineveh Plain and reiterated the group...
One of the concrete fruits of the brief but important visit to Saudi Arabia by Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai could be the green light of the Saudi monarchy to the creation of a permanent...
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday, November 14, hosted the head of the Lebanese Maronite church, a historic first at a time when Riyadh is stepping up pressure on Iran- backed Hezbollah. Cardinal...
Pope Francis sent a pair of telegrammes to Iraq and Iran on Monday, November 13, expressing his condolences for the damage and loss of life caused by Sunday's severe earthquake. In the two messages...
The head of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic community arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, November 13, in the first public visit by a Lebanese official since Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his...
Cardinal Bechara Rai is to head to Saudi Arabia Monday, November 13, the first visit by a Christian leader to Saudi Arabia. He will meet King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammad and Lebanese Premier Saad...
He will remind Saudi leaders that Lebanon "cannot withstand the wars of others on its soil". Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait alert fellow citizens to leave the Land of Cedars "as soon as possible...
For the first time since 1970, a Christian educational institute is established in south Iraq. The opening is scheduled for the next school year. It will have Christian, Muslim, and Mandaean teachers...
The Roman Jesuit Paolo Dall’Oglio disappeared while he was in Raqqa, the Syrian city that later became the “capital” of the so-called Islamic state. There, on July 28, 2013, were recorded the latest...
Violence acts "which desecrate the holiness of places of worship and destroy innocent lives threaten the people's stability and security". And the shedding of innocent blood, irrespective of race and...
"The Assyrian homeland is in northern Mesopotamia, present-day Iraq, where the ancient cities of Assur and Nineveh were built," writes the scholar, Hannibal Travis. "For 300 years, Assyrian kings...
A US delegation of evangelical leaders met with Egyptian leader Abdul Fattah Sisi at the presidential palace in Cairo on Wednesday, November 1. Among them was Family Research Council president and...
“Iraq needs aid now, or it will be without Christians,” said Fr. Luis Montes, a missionary priest has been serving in the Middle East and the Holy Land for more than 20 years. His current mission is...
Seven young women in Kirkuk credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath beds while ISIS fighters used their room as a hideout during an assault on...
The journey will last one day and should take place "within the next two weeks". The cardinal welcomed an invitation from Saudi leadership, which did not impose particular "conditions". A visit that...
Christians in Iraq have been unable to celebrate the defeats of the Islamic State terror group for long, said a Christian worker who has been aiding the church there for more than ten years, noting...
The last two weeks in Damascus and surroundings of the Syrian capital, have been cloaked in a "turbulent climate”. In several areas "mortar shots have fallen" and even "rockets have been launched"...
Saudi Charge d’Affaires Walid al-Bukhari invited on Wednesday, November 1, Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi for an official visit to Saudi Arabia within the coming weeks. “I was honored to visit...
Speaking in late September 2017 at a Rome conference on the Christian resettlement of Iraq’s Nineveh Plains, Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, noted that ACN, along with other Catholic...