"When we learn to accuse ourselves of our sins, we can become merciful with others." These were Pope Francis' words during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning.According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today's Gospel from St. Luke, in which Jesus preaches on being merciful with others. “B...read more
There have been more than 300 Assyrian and Chaldean Christians of the villages on the river Khabur taken hostage and deported by the jihadists in their strongholds, reported Fides. Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo said that while the first reports spoke of 90 seized, "now we can say that the hostages in the hands ...
Just before the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, well-known German historian Michael Hesemann announced the discovery of 2000 pages of hitherto unpublished documents on, what he calls “the greatest persecution of Christians in history” in the Vatican Secret Archives. In this in-d...
Twenty-one Christians have been slaughtered in Libya. Some countries have merely denounced what happened, though world leaders, eager to be the first to speak out, strongly condemned the killing of the French cartoonists working for Charlie Hebdo. Why is it that the murders of these Christians and the displacement...
Quote for March 2nd
"Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, not even if your whole world seems upset. If you find that you have wandered away from the shelter of God, lead your heart back to Him quietly and simply."
- St. Francis de Sales
The first courses of Catholic University in Erbil, the capital of Northern Kurdistan, will begin this year. Recently, Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda, ordinary of the archdiocese of …read more
The Bishops of the Philippines have launched what is called an Oratio Imperata for peace in Mindanao. It follows a massacre on January 25 in Mamasapano, on the island of Mindanao. An Oratio …read more
Women who have had an abortion and all those who have carried it out or encouraged it will be able to have their excommunication remitted without the need for an appeal, if they go on …read more
Indonesia is a country of superlatives: it is comprised of more than 17,000 islands, extends across more than 3,000 miles and has a population of close to 250 million. The main islands or …read more
Fears are growing for the safety of more than 100 people taken captive yesterday (Tuesday 24thFebruary) as the extremist group Islamic State seized Christian villages inHassake governorate, …read more
When reality is looked at through a glass in the form of a heptagonal Archimedean prism, one notices that what is seen depends on the angle from which one looks, on the thickness of the prism …read more