Middle East

Thumbnail unidentified young yemeni man holds a rifle in aden yemen credit dmitry chulov shutterstock cna A bishop's plea: Don't forget victims of war and cholera in Yemen

A deadly cholera outbreak in Yemen could continue indefinitely without an end to the civil war, says a bishop in the region who has pleaded for the...

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Thumbnail a view of jerusalem with the dome of the rock and the wailing wall credit maria lozano aid to the church in need cna 5 16 14 Archbishop decries Jerusalem car attacks: 'We are acting like savages'

A Melkite-Greek Catholic archbishop has lamented recent car attacks in Jerusalem, saying that such actions are inhuman and tear down society. “It...

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Thumbnail archbishop paul s coakley cna us catholic news 2 11 11 Award praises OKC archbishop's 'rallying cry' against black mass

Oklahoma City’s Archbishop Paul Coakley has received a Catholic leadership award for his prominent opposition to a satanic black mass in his city,...

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Thumbnail secretary general michel roy of caritas international speaks with cna july 11 2014 credit daniel ibanez cna cna Caritas leader: 'The whole Middle East is at stake'

The secretary-general for Caritas International has voiced his concern over the lack of aid being provided to those suffering from conflicts,...

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Thumbnail a young refugee rests after having fled from isis and arrived in ankawa in the northern part of erbil iraq credit wwwankawacom cna 8 11 14 3 'Every five minutes, a Christian dies in the Middle East'

Fr. Gabriel Nadaf is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Church. He lives in Nazareth and faces death threats for publicizing the state of Christians in...

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Thumbnail gomezcol 2 1 History and suffering in the Holy Land

This week, our Holy Father Pope Francis makes his first trip to the Holy Land. His pilgrimage reminds us that our Christian faith is rooted in...

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Thumbnail an israeli border police officer is seen during a friday pray in ras el amud area outside the old city on july 21 2017 in jerusalem israel credit lior mizrahi getty image How can the Church promote peace in the Holy Land?

Jerusalem, Jul 25, 2017 / 11:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As conflict has erupted once again between Israelis and Palestinians in East Jerusalem, the...

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Thumbnail inside the church of the holy sepulchre in jerusalem may 23 2014 credit lauren cater cna 2 cna 5 23 14 How Christian division hampers peace, reconciliation in Holy Land

The lack of unity among Christians is one of the factors that keeps them from playing a mediatory role in the conflict between Palestinians and...

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Thumbnail ruins of new york credit larry bruce shutterstock cna How the response to 9/11 affected Christians in the Middle East

Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2016 / 03:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the 15th anniversary of the World Trade Center terror attacks, we shouldn't overlook...

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Thumbnail indian chaplaincy procession on feast of nativity of mary catholic news agency credit fr tojy jose ofm 92414 cna Indian migrants in Holy Land unite to celebrate Marian feast

Thousands of Indian migrants and other pilgrims in the Holy Land celebrated a special Marian feast day with displays of prayer, devotion and unity....

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Thumbnail the interfaith womens group in lahore held a candlelight prayer service for victims of violence in iraq and gaza credit cfid archdiocese of lahore cna 9 28 14 Interfaith women's group begs UN to act in Middle East

An inter-religious women’s group in Pakistan has appealed to the United Nations to offer support and protection for those suffering in Iraq and...

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Thumbnail pope francis kisses the altar during mass in bethlehems manger square on may 25 2014 credit lauren cater cna cna Israeli, Palestinian presidents accept invitation meeting at Vatican

Today Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that they have accepted Pope Francis’ invitation to join him...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 274979960 Jerusalem bishop’s insights on peacemaking in the Holy Land

Recently I emailed questions to the auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Bishop William Shomali, asking him to share his...

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Thumbnail members of the usccbs 2014 peace pilgrimage to the holy land visit the church of the holy sepulcher on sept 11 2014 credit jen hardy catholic relief services cna 9 12 14 1 Keep working for peace, US bishops urge as Middle East crises continue

The multiple crises in the Middle East show the need for continued peacemaking and humanitarian efforts, the U.S. Catholic bishops have told...

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Thumbnail a young refugee rests after having fled from isis and arrived in ankawa in the northern part of erbil iraq credit wwwankawacom cna 6 9 15 1 Knights of Columbus unveil new campaign to aid Middle East Christians

As Christians continue to face unprecedented persecution – especially in the Middle East – the Knights of Columbus have announced a new campaign to...

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Thumbnail 20160401t1333 2490 cns israel palestinians Longing for Christmas peace in the Holy Land

During this wonderful time of the year, when Christians throughout the world focus minds and hearts on the coming of God himself upon the earth as...

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Thumbnail pope francis prepares to greet queen elizabeth ii at the vatican april 3 2014 credit daniel ibanez cna cna 4 3 14 1 No one can play dumb on what's happening in the Middle East, Pope says

While the international community can't seem to find solutions to the current crisis ravaging the Middle East, thanks to the media it's caught the...

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Thumbnail 20150303cnsbr8334 Peace in the Holy Land – an elusive dream

As Christians around the world prepare during Advent to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, much of the world is at war and preparing for...

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