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Mor Abrohom Church in Nusaybin, Turkey.

Priest arrested in Turkey for giving bread and water to Kurdish separatists

Feb 17, 2020

Turkish authorities have arrested a Syriac Orthodox priest on terrorism charges after the cleric allegedly provided bread and water to... Read more

People extinguish a fire at the scene of a car bomb explosion outside the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli, Syria, July 11, 2019.

Car bomb near church in Syria wounds several

Jul 12, 2019

A car bomb exploded near a Syriac Orthodox church in Qamishli Thursday, injuring about 11 people. It is unclear who... Read more

Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Gregorios Ibrahim of Aleppo. His Church is feeding poor Muslims during Ramadan, though he has been missing since April 2013. Photo courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need.

Christians in Aleppo offer food to poor Muslims during Ramadan

Jun 16, 2016

By Elise Harris

Despite the war raging around them, Syriac Orthodox Christians in Aleppo have decided to provide food to poor Muslim families... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch, at the Vatican, June 19, 2015.

In Middle East martyrdoms, Pope Francis sees seeds of Christian unity

Jun 20, 2015

Meeting with Syriac Orthodox leaders on Friday, Pope Francis decried the continuing martyrdom of Middle East Christians, and gave special... Read more