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Christians in the Middle East

American Evangelicals meet with Saudi crown prince

Religious freedom was one issue discussed when US religious figures met Mohammed bin Salman.

Catholic church inaugurated on Arabian peninsula

Archbishop thanks Sultan of Oman for permits to build St. Francis Xavier in Salalah.

Building bridges in the Holy Land: “There is a Christian way of living with this conflict.”

The administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem talks to Aid to the Church in Need about hopes for peace in the Holy Land.

Pope Francis blesses 6,000 rosaries for Syrian families

The rosaries will be distributed among a number of different Christian communities in Syria on September 15, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Christians in northeast Syria fear Turkish invasion

Turkey apparently wants to rout the Kurds across the border, but Syriac population is in the middle.

Catholics and Russian Orthodox collaborate to help Christians in the Middle East

These joint projects are to be “the direct fruit of the meeting between pope and patriarch,” as the representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate and ACN declared.

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.

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