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Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com

Pope Francis praises Coptic Orthodox martyrs as 'saints of all Christians'

Pope Francis has praised the courageous witness of the 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians killed by ISIS in 2015, calling them... Read more

Pope Francis prays in St. Peter's Basilica on June 14, 2020.

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Libya after discovery of mass graves

Pope Francis expressed “great apprehension and sorrow” Sunday after eight mass graves were discovered in Libya amid the ongoing civil... Read more

A helper from Doctors Without Borders holds a Nigerian child as a migrant ship arrives at a Sicilian port May 14, 2018.

After deadly shipwreck, Pope Francis appeals for safety of migrants

As up to 150 migrants are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for migrants killed in airstrike in Libya

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the victims of the airstrike that hit a migrant detention center in Libya, and called... Read more

Prayer vigil outside the White House remembers 21 murdered Coptic Christians in Libya.

For Coptic Christians, threat of martyrdom is part of daily life

The brutal murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS last week is shining a light... Read more

Migrants at Lampedusa, who flee such situations as the instability in Libya and war and terror in Iraq and Syria.

Political instability, war, and terrorism know no borders – Vatican official

As the Vatican's Secretary of State addressed the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean on Monday regarding the shared challenge of... Read more

Protesters carry signs in Washington D.C. on March 14, 2013.

Protest highlights treatment of Coptic Christians in Libya

Christians gathered in front of the Libyan Embassy in Washington, D.C., on March 14 to peacefully protest the recent detainment... Read more