Middle East - Africa News


Iraqi priest calls for the building of a new nation after capture of Saddam

Dec 16, 2003

Speaking with the Catholic news agency Fides, Fr. Nizar Semaan, a renowned priest of the diocese of Nineveh (Iraq), said... Read more


Iraqi bishop on Saddam’s capture: “Head of the serpent has been crushed”

Dec 14, 2003

In an interview given to the Catholic missionary Agency “Asia News,” Iraqi Bishop Rabban al Qas expressed his hope for... Read more


New Iraqi Patriarch concerned with Muslim fundamentalism

Dec 4, 2003

The new top Catholic leader of Iraq,  Emmanuel III Delly, recently elected Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, expressed yesterday... Read more


Muslim fundamentalists attack Christian community in Iraq

Nov 19, 2003

The past week has seen numerous attacks by fundamentalist Muslims on Christians in Mosul in northern Iraq. “Last week a... Read more


Chaldean priest pleads for political order to keep Iraq from becoming another Palestine

Nov 17, 2003

Speaking to the Fides news agency, Father Denka H. Toma, Superior General of the Antonian Order of St. Ormizda of... Read more


Catholic Nurses In Africa Restate Opposition To Abortion

Oct 26, 2003

The Catholic Nurses Guild of Nigeria has vowed to continue to uphold the value of human life and oppose abortion... Read more


Catholics in Iraq Celebrate 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s Pontificate

Oct 22, 2003

With prayer and thanksgiving the Catholic Church in Iraq celebrated with joy the 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s pontificate. ... Read more