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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.

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

Drawing on faith: Portrait artist brings attention to plight of Mideast Christians

Exhibit started when Andrea Schneider was captivated by the face of a 3-year-old kidnap victim.

Attack on Christian pilgrimage bus in Egypt leave several dead

A similar ambush in 2017 on same road killed 28

Iraqi Muslim family kept sacred Christian books hidden from ISIS

He wanted to give the message: "Not all Muslims are with IS."

Syrian monastery whose nuns were abducted reopens to visitors

St. Thecla's in Maaloula set to welcome pilgrims again.

Two monks detained in case of Coptic bishop’s murder in Egypt

One was under investigation for breaking rules of monasticism

Ethnic violence in Somali region leads to slain priests and burned churches

The Orthodox Church is asking for a time of fasting and prayer as the Solemnity of the Dormition of St. Mary Mother of God approaches.

Christians after ISIS: “I want my child to grow up in Iraq”

How young Christian parents found a house for themselves and their newborn child thanks to Aid to the Church in Need.

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