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Persecuted Christians
 
In Person
Edward Pentin
The Egyptian priest, who is an authority on Islam, discusses the factors driving the murderous attacks on Christians and what he hopes the Pope will say when he visits Egypt this month.
World
Edward Pentin
One family describes their experiences in Mosul, living for two and a half years under Islamic State repression.
World
Edward Pentin
An eyewitness account of the devastation left behind by ISIS.
Persecuted Christians
Daniel Blackman
In an exclusive Register interview, the Chinese archbishop discusses his concerns about reports of an impending agreement between Rome and Beijing.
World
Peter Jesserer Smith
Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart described a Church alive, but told the Register it needs partners for its ‘Build to Stay’ movement.
Persecuted Christians
Wayne Laugesen
Recently appointed as a special envoy to U.S. clerics, Lebanon native Father Andre Mahanna believes the new presidency can advance peace by helping Christian communities.
Vatican
Edward Pentin
In a Register interview, the Vatican’s ‘foreign minister,’ Archbishop Paul Gallagher, discusses the Holy Father’s distinctive approach to international issues.
Books
John M. Grondelski
Book Pick: The Global War on Christians
Persecuted Christians
CNA/EWTN News
The Center for Study of Global Christianity releases tragic statistics on Christian persecution.
Nation
The Editors
St. Teresa, Mother Angelica and Donald Trump top the Register’s headlines
Persecuted Christians
Peter Jesserer Smith
Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour, an advocate for Middle-East Christians, speaks with the Register about CRS’ role providing a Catholic witness of peace to a broken world.
Persecuted Christians
Edward Pentin
Father Benedict Kiely, founder of Nasarean.org, discusses the long road ahead.
Persecuted Christians
Joan Frawley Desmond
The bipartisan bill, designed to strengthen the U.S. response to religious persecution, could assist the new administration in refocusing America’s foreign-policy priorities.
Persecuted Christians
Joan Frawley Desmond and Kathy Schiffer
Christian refugees celebrate the Nativity in the U.S.
Persecuted Christians
His Grace Bishop Angaelos
‘Innocent women and children who decided to worship their God in their spiritual home had their lives needlessly and senselessly ended without warning.’
In Person
Joan Frawley Desmond
Carlos Eire discusses the late dictator’s legacy with the Register.
World
Paul Kengor
COMMENTARY: Among the worst of Castro’s crimes and legacies, consider what he did to religious faith in this once-great Catholic nation.
Persecuted Christians
Peter Jesserer Smith
Christians and Muslims in Jordan believe that their country — the Holy Land’s east bank — provides a vision of what the Middle East could become again.
Persecuted Christians
Peter Jesserer Smith
Father Nabil Haddad, a Melkite Greek Catholic priest, spoke with the Register and other religious writers after the inauguration of the new Pope Francis Center in Amman.
World
Courtney Grogan/CNA/EWTN News
Open Doors USA’s releases annual ranking of the 50 worst countries for violence and persecution against Christians.
World
CNA/EWTN News
Archbishop Samir Nassar was saved from death, he says, only because of a Providential trip to the restroom Jan. 8.
World
Edward Pentin
Elisabetta Valgiusti discusses her new production, which premieres Dec. 31 on the global Catholic television network.
World
Peter Jesserer Smith
Christmas in Qaraqosh is not just a celebration of Christ’s birth, but an exercise in hope for Christianity in Iraq’s resurrection after ISIS.
Nation
CNA/EWTN News
Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, had a ‘substantial discussion’ with the vice president about persecuted Christians.
Persecuted Christians
The Editors
The entire Church — pastors and their flocks — is encouraged to ‘express their solidarity through prayer, sacrifices’ and financial help for Christian communities.
Vatican
Edward Pentin
While senior Vatican officials declined comment, others who work in the area told the Register that direct U.S. assistance is a good idea.
World
Doreen Abi Raad
Music provides displaced family with welcome respite from uncertain times.
Persecuted Christians
Edward Pentin
The head of the Knights of Columbus attended the government of Hungary’s recent conference in support of persecuted Christians.
World
CNA/EWTN News
Anti-Christian persecution in the worst regions has reached ‘a new peak,’ and its impact is ‘only now beginning to be felt in all its horror,’ reports Aid to the Church in Need.
World
Peter Jesserer Smith
Leaders and advocates fear a new war over Kurdish independence is poorly timed and could be the last straw for Iraq’s remaining Christians.