Arab world

The second edition (May-June 2018) of the Occidental World Magazine published by the Occidental Studies Institution has published an article on the ‘Abducted Bishops of Aleppo and Persecuted...
“We are very grateful for this very paternal gesture carried out by Pope Francis. The Pontiff is Father of the whole Church, and he thinks of everyone, especially those that, like us, suffer,” said...
His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, has commented on the repatriation of Libya Martyrs Repatriated to Egypt. He says: After months of waiting, the Coptic Libya...
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints gave the nihil obstat - permitting to begin the process of canonization of Chaldean Iraqi priest Ragheed Ganni and the three deacons - Basman Yousef Daud,...
Only about 200,000 to 300,000 Christians are thought to remain in Iraq now, mostly in the Nineveh Plains and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in the country’s north. Around 700,000 emigrated in the...
Church members should not be reduced to silence when they express themselves on issues that are crucial to the future of Iraqi society. Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Babylon has backed...
Unknown faces hide an experience of faith: Men, women, and children, born in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Kenya, devastated by war. Beyond differing causes are accounts of those able to survive...
The ancient ruins of what is thought to be a Christian refuge or early church was discovered in Manbij, Syria, according to reports. The ruins were found in territory that was previously under ISIS...
Historically, Chaldeans are inhabitants of Mesopotamia and Iraq’s indigenous; their roots are traced back to thousands of years. Babylon was the capital of Chaldean’s great empire that ruled...
Iraqi women rebuilding their lives after ISIS occupation were invited to a three-day gathering aimed, according to organizers, at empowering Christian women and offering them spiritual support. Held...
Twenty-five boys and girls of the Latin Parish of Aleppo received the sacrament of Confirmation during a Mass celebrated in the church of St Francis of Assisi. At a time marked by turmoil, a Mass has...
Candidates in the upcoming Iraqi political elections must avoid exploiting symbols and religious references as instruments of electoral propaganda. This is the request expressed by the Patriarchate...
Catholic and other faith-based aid groups are urging an end to fighting in Yemen, where three years of war have created a humanitarian crisis, including “the world’s largest food security emergency...
Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) continues to help in the reconstruction in the Nineveh Plain – its “Marshall Plan” to support the Christians of Iraq. Less than a year after the opening of the first...
The cardinal concluded the four-day visit to Doha. He officially started the construction of the first Maronite church in the country. Al-Thani emphasizes the importance of "coexistence" between...
A Mass was celebrated by Patriarch John X at the Church of the Holy Christ in Damascus on April 22 on the 5th anniversary of the kidnapping of Aleppo bishops, namely Bishop Youhanna Ibrahim and...
Saturday, April 21, commemorates five years since the tragic abduction by terrorists of their Eminences Metropolitan Paul and Archbishop John, both of Aleppo in Syria. The Church never ceases to pray...
Caritas Syria said the recent massive missile strikes by the United States, Britain and France, intended to weaken Syria’s chemical weapons capability, have not hindered its assistance to the country...
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai Friday, April 20, laid the foundation stone for a Maronite church to be constructed in Doha, Qatar – which Lebanese news outlets report will the first Maronite house of...
Christians are a religious minority in mostly Muslim Egypt and the issue of building churches has largely always been controversial. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has approved the...