ISIS has waged a destructive campaign of terror and expansion in Iraq and Syria. People of all religions have suffered, and Christian minorities have been targeted. Church leaders in the region have had a particularly difficult experience over the last several years. They say that ISIS does not speak for the majority of Muslims in Iraq, but it is destroying much of the country.
Six months after the end of the most recent war in Gaza, there is still a "grave humanitarian crisis" in the narrow strip wedged between the Egyptian and Israeli borders, where more than 1.8 million Palestinians live closed off to the world because of an international embargo.
Italian film calls Pius, criticized for for turning blind eye to Nazi persecution of Jews, 'most misunderstood person of 20th century.'
Christians in the Middle East have welcomed the release of nearly 20 Assyrian Christians abducted by ISIS militants in north-eastern Syria, but expressed concern that more than 200 others remained in captivity.
Responding to allegations of excessive spending, the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy has issued a statement saying that its operating expenses have been “below the budget set when the office was established.”
A Jesuit priest who was released this week after 8 months of captivity in Afghanistan has disclosed that his kidnappers told him he would be killed if he was seen in Afghanistan again.
The priest who should have been allowed to comfort Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira says he 'actually excremented in his trousers' in troubling account of last moments
Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah on Friday, killing 40 people and wounding 70. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, but parliamentary speaker Aguila Saleh said the bombs appeared to have been in retaliation for Egyptian air strikes on nearby Derna, an Islamist militant hotspot.
After meeting with Pope Francis during their ad limina visit to Rome, one of Ukraine's bishops said the country faces a humanitarian crisis in conflict areas and called for dialogue and prayers for peace.
Along with Pope Francis and so many others, I was deeply saddened to learn of the latest violence by fanatics who see anybody who disagrees with them as their enemy.These attacks threaten civilization itself.
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