Articles on this issue "persecution"
While several African countries have joined forces to combat the onslaught of Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, a missionary in Niger says local Christians are fearing for their lives. The …read more
Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Dear Brothers in Christ, With great joy I welcome you, the members of theJoint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church …read more
The Patriarchs of the Middle East met to discuss the situations facing Christians in the region, particularly those who have been displaced due to conflict. Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai …read more
Pope Francis met with a delegation representing the Yazidi people today at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. The Yazidi, along with Christians and other religious minorities, have faced violence …read more
Here is the Vatican-provided translation of the text of Pope Francis' video message to the Iraqi refugees. The message was brought to Erbil by Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, …read more
The terrorist group Boko Haram struck again in Damaturu, located in northern Nigeria. According to Fides News Agency, a large group of armed men attacked a police station at dawn. Gunfire and …read more
This morning, at 9:00, in the Synod Hall, during the celebration of Terce, Pope Francis held an Ordinary Public Consistory for the canonization of the Blesseds: Giuseppe Vaz, priest of the …read more