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In Person
Matthew Bunson
In a Register interview, the head of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, discusses the challenges and opportunities for religious liberty with the new Trump administration.
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.
Commentary
The Editors
EDITORIAL: Pray for the suffering of the Church across the world.
Persecuted Christians
Joan Frawley Desmond and Kathy Schiffer
Christian refugees celebrate the Nativity in the U.S.
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
Edward Pentin
An eyewitness account of the devastation left behind by ISIS.
Persecuted Christians
Peter Jesserer Smith
Christians are still looking for the federal government to take meaningful action to restore them to their homes and livelihoods.
World
Edward Pentin
Inspired by participation in France’s La Manif Pour Tous campaign, a group of young French Catholic friends have mobilized a network of 600 volunteers working in several countries.
Editorial
The Editors
EDITORIAL
Persecuted Christians
Peter Jesserer Smith
Bishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox bishop and advocate for religious freedom, said Christians everywhere offer the world a response that reflects the Christlike witness of their brothers and sisters in Egypt.
Persecuted Christians
Matt Hadro/CNA/EWTN News
Open Doors UK states: ‘Christians are being killed for their faith in more countries than before.’
World
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA/EWTN News
Father Tom Uzhunnalil was taken in Yemen on March 4, 2016.
Persecuted Christians
Peter Jesserer Smith
Catholic Relief Services is working with the local Church to prepare for a new wave of displaced Iraqis fleeing the battle for Mosul.
World
John Power
The young woman, who evangelized among her fellow inmates after converting to Christianity in a North Korean prison camp, is one of the lucky few of the faithful to escape the religiously repressive regime.
Persecuted Christians
Deborah Castellano Lubov
As the world faces rampant religious persecution, interview reflects on young Mexican martyr’s exemplary model of sanctity and courage.
MATT HADRO/CNA/EWTN NEWS
Carl Anderson says ‘the system of religious apartheid in the region must end’ and the next administration needs to stand up for the rights of the persecuted in the Middle East.
ELISE HARRIS/CNA/EWTN NEWS
‘We are so happy and proud to be Christians,’ says Father Rayan Atto, who is in charge of coordinating the large group traveling to Krakow.
SUSAN KLEMOND
COMMENTARY: From the 13th century until today, the Mercedarians have prayed, labored and spent their lives to gain liberty for Christians imprisoned or enslaved because of their faith.
PETER JESSERER SMITH
As chairman of the board of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, the archbishop of New York visited the refugees in Kurdistan, to listen to them and let them know they were not forgotten.
MARY REZAC/CNA/EWTN NEWS
Rumors of the priest’s crucifixion on Good Friday were ‘totally baseless’ according to the Indian government.
PETER JESSERER SMITH
Echoing the spirit of Knights who aided Mexican Catholics 90 years ago, the organization is mobilizing to assist the faithful in today’s war-torn Middle East.
CNA/EWTN NEWS
‘Christians in the Middle East are facing a dire situation … while the response from the international community has been woefully inadequate,’ said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.
CNA/EWTN NEWS
The Weidenfeld Safe Havens Fund aims to rescue a projected 2,000 Christians from Syria and Iraq over the next two years.
ANN SCHNEIBLE/CNA/EWTN NEWS
‘As we walk along the street,’ he said, ‘we feel in communion with the many brothers and sisters who are not free to express their faith in the Lord Jesus.’
Oliver Maksan/Aid to the Church in Need
The celebration at Our Lady of Peace was held Feb. 15.
ANDREA GAGLIARDUCCI/CNA
More than 200,000 people signed a petition urging European leaders to send ‘real help’ to persecuted religious minorities.
ANTO AKKARA
The Church is worried about propaganda in troubled Kashmir.