Islam

September 2, 2014

Islam on the Beach and the Rapid Islamization of Turkey

September 25, 2014

First ISIS, Now Winter Threatens Christians in Kurdistan

Christian-aid groups are racing against time to save Christians, Yazidis and other refugees in Kurdistan.

September 3, 2014

Archbishop: Terror Recruitment Linked to Europe Failing Its Youth

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi told a Rimini, Italy, gathering last month, ‘As people grow up, they want to change things … and if some of these values are not provided, are not concretely realized, then the temptation to look for some other solution becomes very strong.’

August 28, 2014

Regensburg Revisited: Faith, Reason and the Islamic State

COMMENTARY

August 28, 2014

Muslim Scholar: ‘A Reform for the Islamic World Is Needed’

Professor of Arabic language Wael Farouq decried the violence perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq, saying, ‘Islamic practice today needs a deep reform to the conception of every Muslim that violence is against the principles of our religion.'

August 27, 2014

Chilean Lawmakers Urge President to Denounce Iraqi Violence

Congressman Felipe De Mussy said, although ‘we may be hundreds of kilometers away, we have to take this on and clearly, firmly reject it.’

August 27, 2014

Papal Envoy: We Must See the Humanity of Each Iraqi Refugee

Cardinal Fernando Filoni gave Pope Francis a firsthand account of the desperate plight of a populace uprooted by Muslim radicals.

August 25, 2014

Patriarch Sako: Christian Militias Would Escalate Iraq Crisis

NEWS ANALYSIS

August 22, 2014

Pope Francis Reaches Out to Slain Journalist’s Family

The Holy Father telephoned the parents of James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants.

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.

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