Middle East Christians

Thumbnail 20160317t1118 0369 cns kerry isis genocide Advocates applaud U.S. recognition of Christian genocide in Middle East

In a historic move, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Christians, Yezidis, Shi’a Muslims and other religious and ethnic minorities were...

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Thumbnail a woman at sharia al haman hope refugee camp in duhok iraq on march 28 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna After genocide, what's next for Iraq's Christians?

Washington D.C., Sep 8, 2016 / 04:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After the United States has declared that genocide is taking place against Christians and...

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Thumbnail easter attack on christians in aleppo syria credit melkite archdiocese of aleppo syria cna 5 14 15 Aleppo's Melkite archbishop looks to rebuild city from the ashes

After the Syrian city of Aleppo lost over half its Christian population during the conflict among government forces and various rebel groups, its...

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Thumbnail church of the immaculate conception qaraqosh iraq nov 7 2016 jaco klamer acn A modern horror: global persecution of Christians at historic peak, report says

Anti-Christian persecution is “worse than at any time in history” and in many cases genocide and other crimes against humanity “now mean that the...

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Thumbnail cna nicole mason 19736 Are MidEast youth losing the virtue of hope?

Beirut, Lebanon, Feb 25, 2017 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Syriac-Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan has said that the number of youth...

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Thumbnail un flag outside of the united nations headquarters new york credit united nations photo via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 6 9 15 3 At UN, calls for global response to Christian genocide

The plight of Christians and other Middle East minorities demands action from the international community, one leader in relief efforts said in a...

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Thumbnail russian president vladimir putin meets with vatican secretary of state cardinal pietro parolin in sochi aug 23 2017 credit kremlinru cna Cardinal Parolin: Russia has key responsibility in brokering world peace

After his recent visit to Russia, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said a key message of his overall “positive” trip was the...

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Thumbnail supreme knight dr carl a anderson address the 129th knights of columbus supreme convention during the states dinner credit peter zelasko cna Carl Anderson: Christian forgiveness is the path to Middle East peace

New York City, N.Y., Oct 14, 2016 / 06:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christianity is at a crossroads in the Middle East, and only a dedicated campaign of...

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Thumbnail syrian children at refugee camp credit procyk radek shutterstock cna Carl Anderson: In battle for Mosul, don't forget persecuted groups

New Haven, Conn., Oct 24, 2016 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The battle to free Mosul from the hands of ISIS must be accompanied by concrete efforts...

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Thumbnail archbishop ignace youssif iii younan at the prayer for peace event in parrocchia di santa maria ai monti rome on april 17 2015 daniel ibanez cna 4 17 15 Christians in Middle East feel 'abandoned, betrayed' by the West

As interreligious tensions and a migration crisis continue in the Middle East, key Church leaders in the region have said Christians largely feel...

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Thumbnail mourning woman credit photo unit via flickr cc by nc 20  cna DC leaders discuss protection, justice for ISIS victims

Washington D.C., Sep 23, 2016 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With ISIS continuing to threaten vulnerable populations in Iraq and Syria, more action...

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Thumbnail fr tom uzhunnalil credit ans agenzia info salesiana cna Doubts arise after alleged photo of Fr. Tom surfaces

Vatican City, Jul 20, 2016 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a photo supposedly showing Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in Yemen in March,...

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Thumbnail coptic church credit oleg shishkov shutterstock cna Egypt's Christians are being driven out – will the world notice?

Cairo, Egypt, Mar 2, 2017 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A spike in attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt, spurred by a video threat from ISIS, has...

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Thumbnail cardinal timothy dolan of new york 4 visits a displacement center in dawodiya iraq on april 10 2016 credit elise harris cna 4 10 16 1 For Iraq's Christians, what comes after Islamic State?

With thousands of displaced Christians in Iraq subsisting on humanitarian aid, advocates are asking if they have a future there once the Islamic...

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Thumbnail refugee children at the sharia al haman hope refugee camp in duhok iraq 2 on march 28 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 4 1 15 5 French bishops travel to Iraq in support of Christian students

A delegation of bishops and priests from France are visiting Iraq April 17-21 to aid young Christian students living in the refugee camps.The...

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Thumbnail collection giving credit lamppost collective shutterstock cna Good Friday Collection to benefit Holy Land Christians

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 05:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer innumerable hardships this Lenten...

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Thumbnail knights of columbus supreme knight carl anderson speaks with cna in rome june 26 2014 credit alan holdren cna Head Knight of Columbus honored for aiding persecuted Christians

Belmont, N.C., Mar 1, 2017 / 06:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Praising his “resolute defense of persecuted Christians,” an institute at Belmont Abbey...

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Thumbnail gomezcol 2 1 History and suffering in the Holy Land

This week, our Holy Father Pope Francis makes his first trip to the Holy Land. His pilgrimage reminds us that our Christian faith is rooted in...

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