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Christians in the Middle East

Everything concerning the life of Christians in the Middle East: saints, traditions, liturgy, persecution, and current affairs.

Turkey’s Christian “doctor of the poor” succumbs to coronavirus

Murat Dilmener was first Syriac Christian to teach at Istanbul medical school.

How do we know this is where Jesus was baptized?

Plenty of different clues point at this very special site as the one where Jesus was baptized by John.

Chaldean patriarch trying to support the faith of Iraq’s Catholics during pandemic

A country already struggling in its post-war years now taking extreme measures to fight coronavirus spread.

World Youth Day may be coming to the Middle East

Discussions among Catholic bishops center around a stand-alone World Youth Day that would cater to the youth of the region.

Trip to Holy Land equips young Christians with tools to help religious minorities

The Philos Leadership Institute makes possible U.S. Christian millennials' encounters with the people of the Holy Land, inspiring them to work toward peace.

Iraqi town destroyed by ISIS rises again 

Aid to the Church in Need speaks with Chaldean Catholics who are bringing Christianity back to the Nineveh Plains.

Aid Organizations for Mideast: We sense something happening (Interview)

Youth are torn between discouragement, anger, and hope. Many young adults are on the streets ...

Christians are slowly returning to Iraq, says Syriac Patriarch

The invasion of ISIS in 2014 triggered a mass exodus of the region's Christians.

Iran’s Christian minority: officially sanctioned but in reality persecuted

Recent tensions between the Islamic Republic and the United States have brought light to religious freedom issue.

This Christmas, ACN donors bring smiles to 19,000 children in Syria

For the eighth year running, ACN is providing Christmas packages for displaced children, including warm clothes, shoes, toys, devotional items and other essentials.

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