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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
Vatican
Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News
Rebecca Bitrus shares harrowing tale of faith and forgiveness.
World
CNA/EWTN NEWS
The persecution ranges from threats and physical violence to destruction of church property.
World
Doreen Abi Raad
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II remains hopeful that his people can eventually return to the Nineveh Plain.
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.
World
Christine Rousselle/CNA/EWTN News
At least 18 additional people in Old Damascus were injured in the bombings.
World
Courtney Grogan/CNA/EWTN News
Open Doors USA’s releases annual ranking of the 50 worst countries for violence and persecution against Christians.
World
CNA/EWTN News
Archbishop Samir Nassar was saved from death, he says, only because of a Providential trip to the restroom Jan. 8.
World
Edward Pentin
Elisabetta Valgiusti discusses her new production, which premieres Dec. 31 on the global Catholic television network.
World
Peter Jesserer Smith
Christmas in Qaraqosh is not just a celebration of Christ’s birth, but an exercise in hope for Christianity in Iraq’s resurrection after ISIS.
Nation
CNA/EWTN News
Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, had a ‘substantial discussion’ with the vice president about persecuted Christians.
Persecuted Christians
The Editors
The entire Church — pastors and their flocks — is encouraged to ‘express their solidarity through prayer, sacrifices’ and financial help for Christian communities.