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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.

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.

Son of slain priest ordained in Iraq by same bishop who made his father a priest

Fr. Fadi Iskander becomes priest in Erbil, home to many Christians who fled persecution in northern Iraq

Syrian patriarch visits U.S. flock, urging them to remember Christians in Near East

Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Joseph Absi speaks of a Church with roots in the Levant, but growing beyond cultural boundaries.

Exclusive Photos: Pope Francis’ war for peace in the Middle East

"On behalf of the little ones, the simple ones, the wounded, and all those on whose side God stands, let us beg, 'Let there be peace!'”

Leaders of East and West gather with St. Nicholas to plead for Mideast Christians

Pope and patriarchs together: Without Christians what will be the Middle East?

Iraqi refugees in France are helping to revive a Marian apparition site

The local parish priest talks to us about the exciting challenges of bringing Mary to the heart of his village community.

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