Articles on this issue "war"
“We have no news about our churches and monasteries, because we have no one left in Mosul to report on it"
This report is contributed by John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * A leading Iraqi prelate has called on world government to increase their efforts to defeat ISIS and restore …read more
Anniversary marks another wound in heart 'already pierced through and through'
This report is contributed byMarta Petrosillo of Aid to the Church in Need. -- It was one year ago this week thattens of thousands of Christians fled from Mosul, certain that they would soon …read more
Killing of children described as tactic to take away hope
Since April, there has been nothing but bad news for Syrian Christians, who most recently saw the city of Idlib fall to ISIS. Today even Aleppo is threatened. “The morale of the people is …read more
Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Helping Christians in Iraq.' Published on June 5th, it is from Ambassador Baker's blog available on the …read more
Encourages 'Learning the Lessons of History,' But Remembering God 'Gives Us the Present and the Future'
Pope Francis today recognized the long path of reconciliation yet to walk in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but he said the region can become a "sign of unity" for the world. The Pope said this at …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of Pope Francis' homily during the Mass he celebrated which begun at 11 a.m.this morning at Koševo Stadiumduring his one-day apostolic visit to Sarajevo: *** …read more
Reflects on Sufferings Plaguing Families Around World Caused by Poverty
In his weekly public audience this morning,Pope Francis decried the poverty plaguing families around the world. During the General Audiencein St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father said the next …read more
This article is contributed by John Newton, with reporting by Oliver Maksan, from Aid to the Church in Need. -- Priests in Syria have appealed for prayers for kidnapped priest Father Jacques …read more
Pope Francis prays civil leaders will persevere in their search for the common good and a culture of peace
As Europe and the world celebrate Victory in Europe day and the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Pope Francis is praying that the human race might learn from the past. The Holy …read more
The Maronite Patriarch has expressed concern about the religious situation in Lebanon given the precarious situation of Sunni Muslim refugees from Syria.
This report is provided by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * In an interview at his official residence, Cardinal Bechara Rai told international Christian charity Aid to the …read more
Here is the text of an address given Tuesday byArchbishop Jean-ClémentJeanbart of Aleppo, Syria, regarding the plight of Christians in the country. The talk was given at theEdward Cardinal …read more
Here is the statement given by ArchbishopBernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, at the April 15 Security Council Open Debate on “Women Peace Security.” * * …read more
In the wake of his weekend visit to Iraq, the Archbishop of Westminster has called for the 'resilience of faith' to never be underestimated. According to Vatican Radio, English Cardinal …read more
This morning, Pope Francis received the President of the Republic of Georgia, marking the first time any of Georgia’s leaders, president or prime minister, has met with the Argentine Pontiff. …read more
This Easter, the patriarchs and the leaders of Christian Churches in Jerusalem have sent an Easter message and have exhorted people everywhere, despite violence erupting in their region, to …read more