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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.

In Iraq, a new Catholic hospital and university bring hope to an embattled Christian community

 For more than three years, the Archdiocese of Erbil hosted more than 120,000 Christians who fled the 2014 onslaught of ISIS on the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq.

UK report urges sanctions on countries that persecute Christians 

“Evidence suggests that acts of violence and other intimidation against Christians are becoming more widespread.” 

Christian kidnapped by Islamists in Egypt is latest incident of violence

"Our biggest fear is that they may abuse, torture, and kill him, just as savagely as they have other Copts.”

Aid to the Church in Need supported 41,000 priests in 2018

The charity was founded to help the Church, wherever it is persecuted, oppressed or in material need.

Aid to the Church in Need is the recipient of the 2019 Path to Peace Award

The international papal charity was recognized for its humanitarian and pastoral support of persecuted Christians.

Proceeds from papal sale of Lamborghini go to help Iraqi Christians on Nineveh Plains

The papal gift will make possible the reconstruction of two buildings damaged by war belonging to the Syriac Catholic Church.

Priest who rescued Iraqi Christian artifacts named Archbishop of Mosul

Archbishop Michael has gone to great lengths to preserve the history of his people.

For a Catholic single mother in Pakistan, life is very difficult

The story of Rubina Bibi, a widow and mother of five, provides a snapshot of the life of an impoverished Christian in Pakistan.

Candles for Peace in Syria aids 50,000 children

Pope Francis begins a campaign for peace with the symbolic lighting of a candle.

President Trump signs bill to assist persecuted Christians in the Near East

New law helps aid go through faith-based groups, rather than United Nations

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