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St. Peter's Basilica.

Arrests made in alleged terror plot against Vatican, Israeli embassy

Italian police arrested four people and issued arrest warrants for two more on Thursday on suspicion of conspiring with the... Read more

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

French bishops travel to Iraq in support of Christian students

A delegation of bishops and priests from France are visiting Iraq April 17-21 to aid young Christian students living in... Read more

Displaced Christian children at a refugee camp in Dawodiya, Iraq, April 10, 2016.

Will the US take action to protect the victims of Islamic State genocide?

Now that the U.S. has declared that the Islamic State is waging genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria,... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the Ordination of Deacons at St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 1, 2015.

Cardinal Dolan visiting Iraq to show support for displaced Christians

This week Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, will travel to... Read more

Belgian cathedral.

'Good Friday came early' – Catholic bishops mourn Brussels attacks

The Holy Week terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday led the city's bishops to mourn and reflect on the deadly... Read more

Barbed wire.

In groundbreaking move, US declares Christians among victims of ISIS genocide

Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday that Christians, Yezidis, Shi’a Muslims, and other religious and ethnic minorities are victims... Read more

House backs genocide label for Christians under ISIS

The U.S. House of Representative voted Monday to declare that what is happening to Christians and other ethnic and religious... Read more

Time is running out for Christians to be named genocide victims

Pressure is mounting for the U.S. State Department to declare Christians as genocide victims at the hands of the Islamic... Read more

Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart surveys damage from an attack on Christians in Aleppo, Syria, May 2015.

A plea to the US Secretary of State: Recognize anti-Christian genocide

The U.S. must not ignore the Islamic State’s genocide of Christians. That is the position of a petition drive and... Read more

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

This Lent, an opportunity to help Middle East Christians

A gift of 40 dollars in Lent could help persecuted Christians and other refugees in the Middle East, thanks to... Read more

Jihad in Gaza.

EU joins voices labeling ISIS actions a 'genocide'

The European Parliament on Thursday declared that genocide is taking place in the Middle East against Christians, Yazidis, and other... Read more

Yes, ISIS is guilty of genocide, says European human rights group

Europe’s leading human rights body passed a resolution on Wednesday calling ISIS atrocities a “genocide,” a week before the European... Read more

Priest: Pray for jihadists' conversion – one of them could be a future St. Paul

French spiritual writer Father Jacques Philippe says there is only one thing that can end violence.  Read more

St. Elijah's Monastery near Mosul, as it appeared in February 2005.

Satellite images confirm: Iraq's oldest monastery destroyed by Islamic State

St. Elijah's Monastery in Mosul dated back to the sixth century, making it the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. Muslims... Read more

Watch this video and 'wake up' from indifference to persecuted Christians

A video that shares the testimonies of people who have personally suffered the persecution of Christians in the Middle East... Read more

Internally displaced children at the Sharia Al Haman Hope Refugee Camp in Dohuk, Iraq, March 2015.

Grim numbers from Iraq: thousands of civilians suffer death, displacement, slavery

A new United Nations report has tried to count the civilian toll of continuing conflict in Iraq, largely at the... Read more

Iraqis displaced from their homes in Nineveh province by the Islamic State, who are now sheltered at a Syriac Catholic shrine in Erbil.

Most Americans say Islamic State atrocities are genocide

Most Americans support a broad recognition of Islamic State atrocities against Christians and other minorities as genocide, a recent survey... Read more

Jihadist silhouette.

The beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians was 'just the beginning'

While the days of the Muslim Brotherhood are over, one expert says the February murder of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians... Read more

Migrants in Europe.

Compassion vs. security: What to do with Syrian refugees?

As the U.S. plans to increase its intake of Syrian refugees to 10,000 next year, Americans – including Catholics –... Read more

What history can teach us about why the 'genocide' label matters

A U.S. designation of genocide for ISIS’ actions would offer prompt and significant support to the religious minorities it has... Read more