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The United Nations flag flies outside UN Headquarters, September 20, 2011.

UN intervention against ISIS would fit Pope's call, scholar suggests

The Pope’s support of international action against attacks by the Islamic State should be met with United Nations intervention, one... Read more

Map of Nigeria.

Scholars: Boko Haram caliphate claim may be inspired by ISIS

The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram’s claim to have established a caliphate – or a state ruled under Islamic law... Read more

 Wael Farouq, professor of Arabic language at the American University of Cairo, Egypt at the Rimini Meeting Aug 27, 2014.

Muslim scholar decries violence: 'I am a Nazarene, too'

Referring to the label “Nazarene” marked on houses of Christians in Iraq by the militant Islamic State, a Muslim scholar... Read more

    Laptop keyboard.

Catholics denounce use of hashtags for 'paramilitary warfare'

Reacting to an internet campaign launched by ISIS threatening the life of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, Catholic leaders stressed that... Read more

Refugees who have fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa, in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq.

Papal envoy: we must see humanity of each Iraqi refugee

The international community must view suffering Iraqi refugees not as a collective group, but as individual persons, each with his... Read more

A family at the Khazair checkpoint after fleeing from Mosul, Iraq on June 11, 2014.

Chilean lawmakers ask president to denounce Iraqi violence

The Chilean Congress has unanimously approved a measure calling on President Michelle Bachelet to condemn “the brutal persecution” of Christians... Read more

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. addresses journalists during a May 15, 2014 press conference.

Vatican spokesman: ISIS threat to Pope Francis unfounded

In response to rumors that the Islamic State may be targeting Pope Francis, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. said there is... Read more

Refugees who have fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa, in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq.

Iraqi refugees in desperate need of aid, relief worker says

As summer comes to a close and colder temperatures approach, Iraqi refugees will increasingly rely upon the international community to... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Saad Syroub Hanna of Baghdad.

Baghdad bishop: Take a 'real' challenge by praying

A bishop in Baghdad is challenging the faithful across the world to join in 30 minutes of prayer before the... Read more

Patriarch Bartholomew.

Orthodox patriarch denounces ISIS violence, stresses dialogue

The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church has spoken out against the persecution of religious minorities in Iraq, calling... Read more

James Foley. Photo courtesy of Marquette University.

Marquette professor recalls James Foley as 'bright light'

Executed journalist James Foley was fearless in his quest to advance justice in the world, and his courage inspired many... Read more

Pope Francis praying.

Pope calls family of US journalist James Foley

Pope Francis has called the family of U.S. journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS militants earlier this week,... Read more

Rosary, Prayer, Faith.

Prayer a stronghold in life, death of Catholic journalist James Foley

Prayer not only served as a source of strength for Catholic journalist James Foley – who was allegedly killed by... Read more

A young refugee rests after having fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq.

Knights of Columbus will match donations to aid persecuted Iraqis

The Knights of Columbus have established a matching fund to assist Christians and other religious minorities facing severe persecution or... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis takes to Twitter in appeal for Iraqi citizens

Since Friday Pope Francis has been tweeting three times a day asking faithful and parishes to both pray for those... Read more

Refugees from Iraq fled their homes and now take shelter at a refugee camp.

Priest from Nineveh: 'Christianity is finished in Iraq'

A priest hailing from what used to be Iraq’s largest Christian city has lamented the exodus of over 100,000 Christians... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peters Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

Pope Francis appoints personal envoy to Iraq

In light of the increasingly dramatic situation of Christians in Iraq following the expansion of ISIS forces to the plain... Read more

Iraq Archbishop Louis Sako.

Iraqi Christians facing risk of genocide, patriarch warns

The seizure of Iraq’s largest Christian town has prompted a mass exodus of refugees, which a leading Catholic bishop described... Read more

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

Pope issues urgent appeal for global help of Iraqi Christians

As Iraq’s largest Christian city fell into the hands of the Islamic State, Pope Francis issued an urgent appeal asking... Read more

Rep. Frank R. Wolf, (R-Virginia).

Congressman rips administration's silence on 'genocide' in Iraq

Christians are facing genocide in Iraq while the U.S. government and the United Nations are silent, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.)... Read more