Islam

August 21, 2014

Journalist James Foley Turned to Prayer for Strength

The journalist was fortified by the Rosary during his imprisonment. After Foley’s execution by militant Muslims, his family and community pray for comfort.

August 13, 2014

Franciscans Determined to Keep Christianity in Holy Land

There are about 150,000 Christians in the Holy Land. Christians in Gaza now number about 2,500.

August 11, 2014

U.S. Catholics Say Prayers for Peace in Iraq

Vigils are scheduled for today in New York and Denver and will continue in other dioceses.

July 24, 2014

Iraq’s Christians: Robbed, Abandoned and Desperate to Survive

The situation for Iraq’s Christians grows more desperate, as Chaldean Catholics in the U.S. plead with the Church to take notice and raise its voice.

July 24, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim Freed; Meets With Pope Francis

The Sudanese Christian’s ordeal included being sentenced to death for apostasy, having her sentence revoked and then being detained by authorities at the Khartoum Airport just as she was about to leave.

July 24, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim Arrives in Rome, Meets Pope Francis

July 18, 2014

Pope Francis Voices His Concerns to Israeli, Palestinian Presidents Over Renewed Conflict

The Holy Father said Friday the increased hostilities are claiming ‘many victims and giving rise to a serious humanitarian emergency.’

July 14, 2014

Re-Islamization in Istanbul: Hagia Sophia Next?

June 25, 2014

Nigerian Bishop: Government Corruption Contributes to Boko Haram Violence

He spoke at a conference about the current crisis in his country.

June 24, 2014

Report: Christian Woman Re-Arrested at Airport in Sudan

Despite pressure and threats of death, Meriam Ibrahim refused to renounce her Christian faith while in prison.

June 11, 2014

Arab Christian Witnesses Grace of Pope’s Prayer for Peace

Margaret Karram, an Arab Christian with Israeli citizenship, was the only woman in the Holy See delegation for the prayer held in the Vatican Gardens June 8.

May 27, 2014

Pope Francis Reflects on His Holy Land Voyage

In a wide-ranging press conference on his flight home, the Pope also discussed clerical sex abuse, the upcoming synod, Vatican finances and Pope Pius XII’s cause for canonization.

March 20, 2014

Interfaith Leaders Launch Effort Against Human Trafficking

The Global Freedom Network was officially formed by Catholic, Anglican and Muslim leaders March 17.

July 3, 2013

Slain Syrian Priest Remembered at Mass in Rome

Father Francois Murad offered his life for peace in Syria and around the world.

June 26, 2013

Facing Risk of Death, Syrian Priests Remain Faithful

The Syrian conflict has dragged on for 27 months, since demonstrations sprang up nationwide on March 15, 2011, protesting the rule of Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president and leader of the country's Ba'ath Party.

June 10, 2013

The Quran, the Bible & the Flying Spaghetti Monster

June 7, 2013

Is the God of the Quran the God of the Bible?

June 5, 2013

Parents of Kidnapped Journalist Grateful for Pope’s Words

Freelance reporter, Austin Tice disappeared in August 2012 near the Damascus suburb of Daraya where he was reporting on the Syrian conflict.

May 30, 2013

Holy See Decries Intolerance ‘In the Name of Tolerance’

Bishop Mario Toso pointed to severe restrictions on Christian speech and conscience that can become the grounds of a criminal complaint in many European countries.

May 30, 2013

Church in Northern Arabia Longs for ‘Place to Worship’

Bishop Camillo Ballin, apostolic vicar of Kuwait, said a major concern for his vicariate is promoting religious freedom for Christians in the area.

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