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.
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.
“Evidence suggests that acts of violence and other intimidation against Christians are becoming more widespread.”
"Our biggest fear is that they may abuse, torture, and kill him, just as savagely as they have other Copts.”
The charity was founded to help the Church, wherever it is persecuted, oppressed or in material need.
The international papal charity was recognized for its humanitarian and pastoral support of persecuted Christians.
The papal gift will make possible the reconstruction of two buildings damaged by war belonging to the Syriac Catholic Church.
Archbishop Michael has gone to great lengths to preserve the history of his people.
The story of Rubina Bibi, a widow and mother of five, provides a snapshot of the life of an impoverished Christian in Pakistan.
Pope Francis begins a campaign for peace with the symbolic lighting of a candle.