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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
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.