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CNA's Hannah Brockhaus at Midnight Mass in the Cathedral of St. George in Beirut.

Midnight Mass in Beirut

CNA's Hannah Brockhaus reports on celebrating Christmas at Midnight Mass in Beirut, Lebanon.  Read more

Young Chaldean Catholics refugees from Iraq perform a Christmas choral concert in Beirut, Lebanon.

Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic refugees wait to leave Lebanon

On the last Saturday before Christmas, a community of Iraqi refugees living in Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut gathered together... Read more

Cardinal Bechara Rai.

Analysis: Cardinal Rai begins strategic call for Saudi religious freedom

The first cardinal to be officially invited to visit Saudi Arabia, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, has... Read more

Pope Francis with President of Lebanon Michel Aoun in Vatican City.

Pope Francis and Lebanese president talk Syrian war

With the 6th anniversary of the start of the Syrian war as backdrop this week, Pope Francis met Thursday morning... Read more

US bishops visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during a 'peace pilgrimage', September 2014.

Keep working for peace, US bishops urge as Middle East crises continue

The multiple crises in the Middle East show the need for continued peacemaking and humanitarian efforts, the U.S. Catholic bishops... Read more

Child labor, sexual abuse, death - the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The life of a refugee is rarely easy. But it is particularly difficult for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, most of... Read more

The five patriarchs of Antioch at their June 8 meeting in Damascus.

Christians belong in Middle East, Antioch patriarchs say in call for peace

The five Christian patriarchs of Antioch met in Syria on Monday, calling for peace in the Syrian civil war while... Read more

Syrian refugees who have settled in Qaa, a village in Lebanon's Bekaa province.

Refugees, displaced take center stage at Middle East consistory

At Monday's consistory on the Middle East, patriarchs gathered to discuss the threats facing local Christians, and focused on the... Read more

Cardinals pray together at a Feb. 22, 2014 consistory.

A Middle East without Christians - cardinals consider sad prospect

Monday's consistory of cardinals focused on the plight of Christians in the Middle East, especially in light of the rise... Read more

Selim and Rita El Khoury, Lebanese auditors to the Synod on the Family, speak to CNA Oct. 9, 2014.

Marriage and family issues facing Catholics are not all universal

The Synod on the Family has provided an opportunity for people to bring up issues concerning marriage and family life... Read more

Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa valley stand in line to receive aid.

UN registers Lebanon's millionth Syrian refugee

The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon registered with the United Nations has now passed 1 million, as the organization’s... Read more

   Votive candles in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel.

Bishop details secrecy of Christian conversions in Lebanon

According to a local bishop, numerous conversions of Muslims to Christianity occur every year in Lebanon but the true number... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI speaks during an in-flight press conference on his way to Lebanon.

Benedict XVI: fundamentalism a 'falsification' of religion

Pope Benedict described fundamentalism as “a falsification of religion,” which goes against its true purpose as “an invitation to share... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi.

Vatican says Pope's trip to Lebanon was never in doubt

The Vatican says that Pope Benedict's apostolic visit to Lebanon Sept. 14-16 was never second-guessed, despite the civil war in... Read more