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Pope Francis appears in a wheelchair at his general audience on Feb. 28, 2024.

Pope Francis calls for prayers, sends condolences to Muslims, Christians killed in Burkina Faso

Feb 28, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“We pray for the victims of the recent attacks on places of worship in Burkina Faso,” a papal aide read... Read more

Smoke billows over the northern Gaza Strip during Israeli bombardment from southern Israel on December 14, 2023 amid continuing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Two women killed amid Israeli attack at Holy Family Parish in Gaza, Latin Patriarchate says

Dec 16, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said two women were targeted by an Israeli sniper on Dec. 16. Read more

The southern border town of Qalaia, Lebanon.

Analysis: South Lebanon is a ‘volcano in motion,’ and Christian villages do not sleep

Oct 26, 2023

By Elias Kattar

For more than two weeks, the Lebanese Christian villages along the border with the Holy Land have experienced a state... Read more

The Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas in Nottingham, England, U.K.

England and Wales no longer Christian ‘by default,’ census shows

Dec 1, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The latest census shows Christians there are now a minority, while the number of people who have no religious affiliation... Read more

Yazidi children at a refugee camp.

ISIS genocide survivor begs US to help Yazidis – before it's too late

Oct 5, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A Yazidi survivor of the ISIS genocide urged members of Congress on Tuesday to help recover young girls and boys... Read more

Bishop says the Christian influence in Jordan is still strong

Feb 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Jerusalem Bishop William Shomali, newly appointed to the Latin Patriarchate of Jordan, says that although Christians are a very small... Read more

Refugee at the Sharia Al Haman Hope Refugee Camp in Duhok, Iraq on March 28, 2015.

Your apathy is hurting ISIS victims – a challenge to US Christians

Dec 8, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Christians in the U.S. must stop their apathy to the bloody persecution of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, said... Read more

Refugee children at the Sharia Al Haman Hope Refugee Camp in Duhok, Iraq on March 28, 2015.

A prayer from the Pope – may Christians not be forced out of the Middle East

Oct 27, 2015

The sufferings of the Chaldean Catholic Church were the focus of Pope Francis on Monday when he addressed a synod... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Wednesday general audience inside the Vatican's Paul VI Hall on Jan. 28, 2015.

Lukewarm Christians who don’t love are 'in grave danger,' Pope warns

Jan 30, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his homily Friday Pope Francis encouraged Christians to remember the first time they felt the love of God, and... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on April 16, 2014.

True Christians aren't elitist – they generate life, Pope says

Sep 17, 2014

By Ann Schneible

At his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on what it means to evangelize, calling it apostolic work born of... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience May 28, 2014.

Pope laments exodus of last Christians from Mosul

Jul 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his weekly Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of... Read more

Iraqi Christians light candles after attending Christmas Mass in Baghdad on Dec. 25, 2008.

Chaldean priest says little hope for Christians in Iraq

Jun 25, 2014

By Kate Veik

It has been more than four decades since Father Michael Bazzi left his home country of Iraq. But the plight... Read more

Iraq Archbishop Louis Sako.

Iraqi patriarch urges prayer, fasting that Christians remain

Feb 27, 2014

Archbishop Louis Raphael I Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon, has issued an urgent appeal to mark the beginning... Read more