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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.
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.
CNA/EWTN News
Father Martin Baani is staying in Iraq to ‘serve my people and our Church’ through the Eucharist.
World
CNA/EWTN News
The Mass of consecration took place in St. Francis of Assisi Roman Rite Cathedral on the 100th anniversary of the first Marian apparition at Fatima.
World
Matt Hadro/CNA/EWTN News
Kim Chung-seong, a Christian missionary, spoke at the first annual World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, D.C.
Persecuted Christians
Matt Hadro/CNA/EWTN News
The vice president addressed the first annual World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians May 11.
World
Peter Jesserer Smith
The archbishop of Lahore said the conditions for local Christians are slowly improving, thanks to interreligious initiatives.
World
Doreen Abi Raad
His Beatitude Ignatius Youssef III Younan made a pre-Easter visit to his beleaguered faithful in Syria.
World
Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News
Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh, a member of the Salesian Daughters of Mary, Help of Christians, was one of 13 women who received the honor.
Vatican
Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News
The Vatican has taken in three new Syrian families.
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.