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Mideast Patriarchs Tell Pope They’re Concerned About Christian Survival

By Doreen Abi Raad – Catholic News Service In a private meeting with Pope Francis, Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East had an opportunity to sound the alarm regarding the survival of [...]

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Christian Genocide in the Middle East Is Not Newsworthy — Pope Francis Laments

By Fr. Benedict Kiely – AINA Speaking during a homily at Mass early in 2017, Pope Francis declared there were now more Christian martyrs — men, women and children who had died for [...]

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‘It’s a war on Christians’: Egypt’s beleaguered Copts in sombre mood before papal visit

By The Guardian – Pope Francis heads to Cairo for peace mission after spate of church bombings, as Isis proclaims Christians its ‘favourite prey’ Rami Yasser Labib was at home when he heard [...]

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The First Country to Officially Defend Christians Persecuted by ISIS

By World Watch Monitor – This week, Hungary, which has during the past year come under pressure for its handling of Europe’s mass migration crisis, has become the first government to open [...]

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Pope and top imam embrace in historic Vatican meeting

By AFP – Pope Francis embraced the grand imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter both sides hope will lead to greater understanding and [...]

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Copt teenager kidnapped for ransom in Upper Egypt

By World Watch Monitor – Ongoing ‘phenomenon’ targets hundreds of Egyptian Christians The News Earlier this month, a young Christian boy was kidnapped in Upper Egypt, before being released [...]

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UK Parliament votes that Islamic State commits ‘genocide’

By World Watch Monitor – The UK Parliament has joined US Secretary of State John Kerry, US House of Representatives, the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of [...]

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Pope Francis: ‘Persecution Is the Christian’s Daily Bread’

By Thomas D. Willimas, PH. D. – Breitbart News – From the earliest centuries to our own time, martyrdom is always present in the Christian Church, Pope Francis said Tuesday, in [...]