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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.
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.
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.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
Tristan Azbej, deputy state secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, says it’s time to “step up” and “form alliances” on their behalf.
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.
World
CNA/EWTN News
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley called the resolution ‘a major first step.’
Persecuted Christians
Matt Hadro/CNA/EWTN News
The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017 moved out of committee this week.
World
CNA/EWTN News
Father Luis Montes, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, celebrated Mass earlier this month at St. George Monastery.
Victor Gaetan
News Analysis: In places where U.S. sanctions or policy blindness make our government absent, Knights step up their aid.
World
Daniel Blackman
Tamás Török, head of Hungary’s groundbreaking new department for persecuted Christians, explains to the Register what spurred his government into action.
Blogs
Edward Pentin
The $2m initiative will give new hope to the citizens of Karemlash on the Nineveh Plain after they were evicted by ISIS in 2014.
Commentary
The Editors
EDITORIAL: With no time to lose, Catholics should press their representatives in the Senate to take up the bill. Further, the U.S. bishops can do more to raise awareness.
Books
Nick Manetto
Book Pick: Faith Under Fire: Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage
Persecuted Christians
Peter Jesserer Smith
Catholics from the Middle East have fled persecution in their home countries, but they have brought to the U.S. the gift of faith tested in fire.
Nation
Matt Hadro/CNA/EWTN News
The Trump administration has reportedly signaled its support for the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act.
World
CNA
A Facebook page dedicated to connecting Iraqi Christians and maintaining the faith amid ISIS threat shows joint effort.
Commentary
The Editors
EDITORIAL: Without any sign of fear, mourners stood united in their faith, inspired by reports that some of the victims had been shot after refusing to deny their Christian beliefs.
Commentary
Bishop Angaelos
The general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church reflects on the recent Islamist attacks that killed at least 29 Coptic Christians in Egypt, and scores more in England and the Philippines.
World
Deborah Castellano Lubov
Apostolic nuncio discusses the dire situation for Christians.
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.