Syriac Catholic Archbishop Yousif Abba of Baghdad, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan and Bishop Yousif Habash of Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Epachy are seen July 24 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Syriac CatholicChurch in El Cajon, Calif. (CNS photo/Denis Grasska, The Southern Cross).
 
A head rabbi at Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s New York City synagogue denounced President Trump’s response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, joining a chorus of political and religious leaders who say the president was wrong to blame “both sides” for the violence.
 
His Eminence, raised to the rank of Cardinal by Pope Francis on November 19 2016, shared his personal story. His devout faith and his constant expressions of thanksgiving to the Lord, despite the sufferings he was inflicted under the Communist dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, are impressive. He forgave his persecutors and devoted his efforts to fostering reconciliation.
 
Ten things worth knowing about Jidahism, a phenomenon which, since 2014, has deeply transformed our cities and our lives. We asked Professor Paolo Branca, expert in Islamic Studies and Professor at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, to summarize in ten points the most important aspects of this phenomenon, where it originated from, its transformation, who’s
 
An increasingly belligerent Vladimir Putin is finding a new friend in a man of peace: Pope Francis.The Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, is scheduled to fly to Moscow on August 20 to meet the Russian president and Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.
 
For centuries, the Vatican has been an inspiration for crusades against Muslims and Orthodox Christians. The first meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Moscow took place only on February 12, 2016 on a neutral territory, in the capital of Cuba. Now the world is getting ready for a new sensation: the Pope may come to Russia already this year.
 
Moscow Caritas and Merci House, a Protestant residential home, offered a week in a camping site surrounded by nature to over sixty men and women living on the streets of the capital. Numerous volunteers shared acts of solidarity, faith and ecumenical spirit. Nadezhda Klyueva gave an account of the post-camping period, marked by
 
Alqosh (Agenzia Fides) - More than 550 boys and girls from various parts of Iraq have fled to Alqosh, a town of the Nineveh Plain, to attend the "Youth Festival", organized under the patronage of the Patriarchate of Bablonia of the Chaldeans.
 
Visiting Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the UN, said human trafficking is a primary concern for the church because this is a form of slavery.
 
Erbil (Agenzia Fides) - Political leaders of the autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan continue to manifest in various ways the intention to involve Christians in support of the referendum convened for next September 25 in order to proclaim full independence from Baghdad.
 
Also French President Emmanuel Macron will attend today’s service of homage to Fr Hamel in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, south of Rouen, in Normandy, exactly a year after and at the same time in which the priest was brutally slain by
 

Christians’ Situation Post-ISIS

Iraqi Christians and others in Mosul (10/June/2014) and the towns of Nineveh Plain (7/August/2014 went through a catastrophic and sore experience, which was tragic and more than painful. However, since these areas are currently liberated by
 
The heritage of the second European Ecumenical Assembly. Christian reconciliation involves men and women at all levels, encompassing existential, social, political, environmental and economic issues. The progress of the
 
Sister Churches, joined in the martyrs’ blood, still witnesses of “new forms of persecution and oppression”. One of the strongest passages of the long
 
According to the apostolic nuncio in Damascus, peace is possible as long as the two main powers of the region, Iran and Saudi Arabia, sit at the same table and talk. An unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe. Isis is a serious problem but it is not the cause of the conflict.
 
The first lot of humanitarian aids form Russia, collected through a joint campaign by the Russian religious organisations, arrived in Syria yesterday. The news has been posted today on the website of the Patriarchate of Moscow, which
 
Six thousand young people will be arriving in Vilnius to attend a set of events dedicated to the young generations in the Baltic Country. On Sunday a historical event will mark the beatification of the Bishop persecuted by the Soviet regime: 20 thousand people are expected to arrive. Roberta Daubaraite-Rande: in the preparations for
 
Eritrea has arrested 200 Evangelical and Pentecostal Christians in house-to-house raids, in a tough new crackdown which is tearing children from their parents. Young children and a baby are among those arrested. It is feared they could spend their childhood in a prison cell. Release International is calling on Eritrea to free the Christians and
 
Cardinal Vincent Nichols today addressed the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas), encouraging their commitment to combat human trafficking and modern slavery.
 
The conference begins tomorrow and continues until June 21. Joint work was blocked in 2002 over allegations of "proselytism" against the Russian Catholic Church. Change of climate after the meeting between Francis and Kirill in Havana in 2016.
 
(Brussels) The European network in charge of preserving and promoting the religious heritage of the continent, “Future for Religious Heritage” (Frh), has been chosen as the recipient of EU funds, as part of the “Creative Europe” programme, for
 
The number of pilgrims who have already visited St Nicholas’ relics, that since May 21st and until July 12th will be kept in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, is nearing 700 thousand. On these extremely hot days, the organisers have
 
The case dates back to 2014, when a fiscal examination was carried out on taxes paid by the Catholic Exarchate of Sofia, which includes the faithful of Byzantine rite. Tax authorities of the capital city claim that two of the buildings owned by the Exarchate are used as dwelling places. Msgr. Christo Proykov,
 
A night of prayers for persecuted Christians will take place in 300 cities across the Netherlands the night before tomorrow, Saturday 17th June. The initiative is promoted by “Open doors”, an association that supports Christians who are
 
Salafis, Wahhabites and Muslim Brotherhood respond to crisis in Islam with a return to the origins and a war against the "infedels." Their belief is similar to that of Al Qaeda and Daesh. War between Sunnis and Shiites. Saudi Arabia's proselytism and the spread of the fundamentalist mosques. Once a model to imitate, Europe has become an example of "decadence" to be fought against.
 
Congratulatory message reads as follows:
Your Holiness,
 
Open letter

فلسطينالائتلاف الوطني للمؤسسات المسيحية في
 
There is a 'deep rift' between the Christian concept of freedom and the modern idea of freedom in the Western world, warned Bartholomew

 
The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew visited the Archbishop of Athens and Greece Ieronymos, today.
The Head of Orthodoxy praised the work of the head of the Church of Greece for the relief of the Greek people in the present conditions of the economic crisis by pointing out that "the Church stands by the Greek people and
 
On May 31, 2017 AD, at 18:30 at the age of 84 after a difficult illness passed away His Beatitude Lubomyr (Husar), Archbishop Emeritus of the UGCC.