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Vatican
Matt Hadro/CNA
State Department: The two leaders ‘reaffirmed’ the commitment of the U.S and the Holy See ‘to advancing religious freedom around the world.’
Nation
Courtney Grogan/CNA
Pompeo was at the Vatican Oct. 2 for a symposium on human dignity. An embassy source said Pompeo will meet Pope Francis on Oct. 3.
Vatican
Catholic News Agency
Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke Sept. 27 at the United Nations General Assembly, citing ongoing need for assistance.
Persecuted Christians
Lauretta Brown
Three shepherds spoke to the Register this week during the State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.
In Person
Edward Pentin
Following his return from a trip to northern Iraq, Father Benedict Kiely discusses their problems and what needs to be done to assist them.
In Person
Doreen Abi Raad
Syriac Catholic Coadjutor Archbishop Nathanael Nizar Semaan told the Register, ‘Qaraqosh and all these Christian villages are giving a big witness of their faith, how strong it is. We are here.’
World
Solène Tadié
An Italian interparliamentary group held a conference in Rome on June 26, shedding light on the failure of Western countries — and especially the European Union — to address human-rights abuses.
World
Lauretta Brown
New challenges faced as they attempt to rebuild their lives in their ancestral homeland.
Persecuted Christians
Catholic News Agency
Aid to the Church in Need study comes amid increased persecution of Christians in many countries worldwide.
In Person
Joan Frawley Desmond
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama works to advance religious freedom and genuine dialogue between Christians and Muslims.
World
Catholic News Agency
International nongovernmental organizations and the country’s Catholic bishops raise their voices in protest against mob violence.
World
CNA/EWTN News
Newspaper reports on efforts to Sinicize Christianity.
World
Edward Pentin
The founder of a charity for persecuted Christians says the beleaguered populace needs more political representation and aid as a Shiite group try to force them out of their ancient lands.
World
Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the partisan divide accused the president of quitting the fight to vanquish ISIS before it had been won.
Nation
Peter Jesserer Smith
The Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act is hailed as a vital piece in keeping the Christian presence alive in ancestral homelands.
World
Lauretta Brown
‘What’s really critical to understand here is that our approach has really changed in the last two to three months,’ Max Primorac told the Register.
Vatican
Courtney Grogan/CAN/EWTN News
Francis spoke of love of God and neighbor as well as the holy witness of Blessed Mother Clelia Merloni Nov. 4.
World
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Asia Bibi, a Roman Catholic woman convicted of blasphemy in 2010, is free to leave the prison in Sheikhupura, Pakistan.
Nation
Lauretta Brown
While Iraqi Catholic leaders continue to express concern that U.S. assistance hasn’t materialized, USAID this month pledged an additional $178 in funding to support Christians and other vulnerable communities.
Vatican
Rachel Lanz
In conjunction with synod, young people relate tales of persevering faith.
Persecuted Christians
Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News
Aid to the Church in Need presented the charity’s 2017 activity report Wednesday in Rome.
In Person
Edward Pentin
Sebastiano Caputo, head of SOS Chrétiéns d’Orient in Italy, says needs of Christians vary widely across the region.
Editorial
The Editors
EDITORIAL: We applaud Pence’s quick response to the troubling reports from Iraq.
Persecuted Christians
Angelo Stagnaro
Newly inaugurated shrine at St. Michael’s parish enshrines the Our Lady of Aradin icon.
World
Edward Pentin
ANALYSIS: For Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, the goal now is ‘not just surviving; it’s thriving’ in their ancestral home.
World
Courtney Grogan/CNA/EWTN News
Iranian-born journalist and Catholic convert Sohrab Ahmari explains the dire situation.
Persecuted Christians
CNA/EWTN News
At an April 15 Mass, Catholic leaders applauded the project for its efforts to promote Catholic solidarity and preserve Christian culture.
World
María Ximena Rondón/ACI Prensa
In the past six years, the number of Christians in the Gaza Strip has plummeted from 4,500 to just 1,000, due to harsh conditions.
World
Doreen Abi Raad
His Beatitude Ignace Joseph III Younan: ‘There is real hope that Iraq could be reborn after so many years of turmoil.’
Editorial
The Editors
EDITORIAL