Sep 3, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Amid increasing attacks at the hands of the Islamic State in the Middle East, the similarly radical Islamist group Boko Haram has captured at least two new cities in different states in Nigeria in recent days.
Sep 1, 2014 - 04:21 pm .- An inter-religious women’s group in Pakistan has appealed to the United Nations to offer support and protection for those suffering in Iraq and Gaza.
Aug 29, 2014 - 09:33 am .- Christians and other religious minorities who have fled areas in Iraq that have fallen under Islamic State control are now helping one another to survive as refugees, an aid worker said.
Aug 26, 2014 - 02:37 am .- As summer comes to a close and colder temperatures approach, Iraqi refugees will increasingly rely upon the international community to meet their needs, an aid worker on the ground in Kurdistan said.
Aug 25, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- A bishop in Baghdad is challenging the faithful across the world to join in 30 minutes of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Aug. 26 for peace in Iraq and for refugees of violence in the country.
Aug 25, 2014 - 02:10 pm .- The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church has spoken out against the persecution of religious minorities in Iraq, calling for dialogue and immediate humanitarian aid.
Aug 23, 2014 - 03:37 pm .- Locals in Baga, Nigeria say the town is one of the latest targets of Boko Haram’s attacks, while a group of soldiers say they will not fight the militants until they have more adequate equipment.
Aug 22, 2014 - 04:01 am .- Iraqi Christians' faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with a Catholic pastoral charity has said after visiting Kurdistan, where many have taken refuge.
Aug 19, 2014 - 06:17 pm .- The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul has warned that Christians around the world would face suffering from Islamists as his diocese has, and decisions that challenge the underpinnings of Western political ideas.
Aug 14, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- Pope Francis' special envoy to Iraq has safely arrived in Erbil, the Holy See press officer said Thursday, adding that he has met with displaced persons and will meet with the Iraqi president later in the day.
Aug 13, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Despite the stresses of alternating violence and ceasefires between Hamas and Israel, Franciscans in the Holy Land are committed to helping the region's Christians remain in their homeland.
Aug 7, 2014 - 10:41 am .- The seizure of Iraq’s largest Christian town has prompted a mass exodus of refugees, which a leading Catholic bishop described as a Way of the Cross that could become a genocide unless the global community intervenes.
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:00 am .- Catholic Relief Services and Caritas have agreed to a common plan to help those who have fled from their homes in the portions of northern Iraq now controlled by the Islamic State.
Aug 6, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, a city in northern Nigeria, has stressed the importance of remaining present to his people despite the looming threat posed by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram.
Aug 5, 2014 - 04:56 pm .- A new 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is offering locals and aid workers invaluable time to safely secure essential supplies, but many remain skeptical that it will bring an end to the region’s ongoing violence.
Aug 5, 2014 - 03:41 pm .- Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital and the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God in Liberia have announced that a hospital director passed away Aug. 2 after contracting the Ebola virus.
Aug 4, 2014 - 05:57 pm .- Pope Francis has revoked the 'suspension a divinis' of Fr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, who was in 1984 barred from exercising his priestly ministry because he had taken political office.
Aug 1, 2014 - 08:05 pm .- Catholics in Pakistan reached out to the local Islamic community in an effort to promote peace between the religious groups in their nation and throughout the Middle East.
Aug 1, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- As the deadly Ebola virus continues to claim victims in West Africa, Catholic Relief Services is working to fight the outbreak by educating affected communities and dispelling local myths.
Aug 1, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Aid to the Church in Need has scheduled Aug. 6 as day of prayer for Iraq, portions of which are now controlled by Islamist militants, in response to the violence threatening Christians and others in the nation.