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‘This thing’s going to blow up on us’: The religious extremism fueling violence in Nigeria

Escalating bloodshed in Nigeria is fueled in part by religious extremism – and the United States must recognize this in... Read more

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Coptic Orthodox Christian executed by ISIS affiliates in Egypt

In a video, 62-year-old Nabil Habashy Salama can be seen being killed by a gunshot Read more

Chalice desecrated by ISIS.

Chalice shot by ISIS militants to be displayed in Spanish churches

As part of an effort to remember and pray for persecuted Christians, several churches in the Diocese of Málaga, Spain... Read more

Chaldean Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph in Ankawa, Iraq.

Iraqi prime minister tells Christians to come home, but is it safe?

The Iraqi prime minister has encouraged Christians to come home—but  Catholic leaders and aid agencies say without stability and economic... Read more

The Church of Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah in Qaraqosh, Iraq celebrates Christmas Mass Dec. 25, 2018 before the church's renovation.

‘Life after ISIS’: Christians are leaving Iraq due to ongoing security concerns

More Christian families left the Nineveh Plains than returned to their hometowns last year amid ongoing security concerns in the... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin gives an intervention during a panel discussion hosted by Hungary at the UN General Assembly in NYC, Sept. 27, 2019.

At UN, Holy See requests increased aid for Middle Eastern Christians

As displaced Christians return to their homes in the Middle East, the Vatican Secretary of State encouraged U.N. representatives Friday... Read more

Refugees flee the Syrian Civil War in 2015.

Rebuilding broken hearts: A Syrian sister’s prayer for her country

As the people of Syria work to rebuild the cities, hospitals, homes, and schools that were destroyed through years of... Read more

A center for internally displaced persons, most of whom are Christians, in Dawodiya, Iraq, April 10, 2016.

Trump signs law to aid Christians in Iraq, Syria

President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, which seeks to ensure... Read more

Monastery of St. Paul First Hermit, Egypt.

At least seven Christians killed in attack on bus in Egypt

At least seven Coptic Christians were killed and 12 more injured in Egypt when a bus traveling to a desert... Read more

Hartford archdiocese, Knights of Columbus partner to aid Islamic State victims

In a partnership with the Knights of Columbus, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Hartford are fundraising money to aid the... Read more

Pope John Paul II, center, waves to a crowd of wellwishers May 7, 2001 during a visit to the demilitarized city of Qunaitra, Syria in the Golan Heights.

The Syria visited by Pope John Paul II, and Syria today

When Pope Saint John Paul II visited Syria in 2001, he called on Christians to remember Syria’s “magnificent contribution” to... Read more

Martin Mosebach in Rome.

'Do you stand by what you believe?'- Mosebach on ISIS killings

Martin Mosebach is the author of “The 21: A Journey into the Land of the Coptic Martyrs.”  Read more

A newborn child rescued from a sentence of death in northern Iraq.

Iraqi newborn rescued from near death, aid group reports

A newborn baby was sentenced to death after Iraqi tribal leaders discovered it had been conceived in rape committed by... Read more

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

Dominican sisters help educate Iraqi children returning home

When Iraqi residents fled their homes during the Islamic State invasion, they left behind their houses, neighbors, and day-to-day lives.  Read more

US Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence meets with Iraqi archbishop ahead of Middle East trip

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil on Monday for a “substantial discussion”... Read more

Bashar Warda, Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, who said the Nov. 28, 2017 Mass in Washington, D.C.

Memorial Mass held in US for victims of Islamic State

In observance of a week promoting awareness of Christians persecuted internationally, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil offered a Mass in... Read more

Victims of Islamic State in focus at UN forum

Persecuted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq deserve a better future after suffering at the hands of the Islamic State... Read more

CNA file photo

Christianity can survive in Iraq but not without your help

“Iraq needs aid now, or it will be without Christians,” said Fr. Luis Montes, a missionary priest has been serving... Read more

Fr. Jacques Hamel.

Moved by priest's martyrdom, French businessman returns to the faith

Patrick Canac was baptized, but like so many others, drifted away from the Church over time.  Read more

Fr. Roni Momika leads a group of women in a pilgrimage to Mar Behnam Monastery, October 2017. Photo courtesy of Fr. Momika.

Iraqi women visit historic monastery after its recapture from Islamic State

Last week 300 women visited a historic monastery near Mosul after its liberation from the Islamic State – a decision... Read more