Christians in Afghanistan

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Afghan Christians: Where are they now?

Jun 11, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

Escaping the Taliban was only their first hurdle. Now many are stuck in legal limbo. Read more

Volunteer drivers in Ukraine, working with the Vulnerable People Project evacuate vulnerable populations from war-torn areas of Ukraine.

Catholic charity helping Christians flee Taliban is now active in Ukraine

Mar 10, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Jason Jones' Vulnerable People Project has helped Christians and other minorities escape the Taliban in Afghanistan since U.S. forces pulled... Read more

Afghan refugees in Kabul, Afghanistan, after the collapse of the country in August 2021.

1 million Afghan children could starve this winter. This humanitarian group desperately needs your help

Dec 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

A new initiative is asking Americans for donations this Christmas to help save Christians who risk death in Afghanistan during... Read more

Fr. Giovanni Scalese, head of the Mission Sui Iuris of Afghanistan, celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in 2019.

The leader of Afghanistan’s Catholic community longs to return to the country

Nov 29, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

‘I would not have left the country while even a single sheep was left of my little flock.’ Read more

Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.

Why stories of rescued Afghan Christians cannot be told

Oct 6, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

The stories of Afghan rescues are compelling human dramas, filled with miraculous saves, life-threatening dangers, and heroic choices on the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with a group of Afghan refugees at the Vatican on Sept. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis meets Afghan Christian whose parents were killed by the Taliban

Sep 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“It was beautiful,” one Afghan refugee told CNA after meeting the pope. Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA.

Afghanistan’s Christians ‘completely ignored’ in European Parliament resolution

Sep 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

ADF International estimates that 10,000 Christians face danger in Afghanistan. Read more

Taliban fighters gather along a street during a rally in Kabul on August 31, 2021 as they celebrate after the U.S. pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war.

Afghan Christian’s plea to CNA: ‘You are my last hope’

Sep 8, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

An Afghan Christian's desperate email to CNA triggered a painstaking effort to try to help him escape the Taliban's wrath.... Read more

March 26, 2021: The restored image of the Virgin Mary destroyed by ISIS returned to its original parish in Iraq.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee urges Biden to protect Iraqi Christians

Sep 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

After the last U.S. forces left Afghanistan this week, an interfaith coalition implored President Joe Biden to keep American troops... Read more

Christian Afghan refugees leaving Kabul

Desperate Afghan Christians turned away at airport, aid groups say

Looming over the deepening humanitarian crisis is a deadline of Friday for civilian evacuation operations at the Kabul airport to... Read more