Syriac Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan.
It is “a big lie” to suggest Islamic State could be defeated with airstrikes, according to the head of the Syriac Catholic Church, who has accused Western governments of betraying Christians in the Middle East. Continue reading
Dennis Sadowski Catholic
The extensive vetting process that all refugees undergo before arriving in the United States “screens out any possible threat of terrorism,” said the executive director of the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services. Continue reading
By David Curry
The West is facing a refugee crisis and threat from terrorism because we didn’t pay enough attention or care enough when ISIS and its affiliates were attacking Christians in places like Kenya, Syria, Nigeria and Pakistan. If we would have done something Continue reading
by Staff Reporter
A ruined church in Syria (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
The group are in good health after release negotiaited by church
More than 10 Christian hostages held by ISIS have been released, according to an Assyrian human rights group. Continue reading
By Mairead McArdle
Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan, head of the Syriac Catholic Church, part of the See of Antioch, which traces its origins to St. Peter. (Vatican Radio)
(CNSNews.com) — Western media have been “silent, cowardly and complicit” with the persecution of Christians by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), said Patriarch Continue reading
An Assyrian woman breaking in tears while leaving her hometown of Tel Temir after ISIS militants took over several villages in the countryside, February 2015. Photo: ARA News
TEL TEMIR – The radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) released Tuesday a new batch Continue reading
By Oliver Maksan and Clare Creegan
A Lebanese Archbishop has called on Europe to rethink the conflict in Syria following the attacks in Paris.
Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Melkite Greek Catholic Continue reading
By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STATEMENT OF NEWS VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference with Philippines’ President Benigno Aquino III in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, ahead of the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Continue reading
Image: Syrian Christian Town Becomes Frontline with ISIS
On the outskirts of the Syrian Christian town of Sadad, children play in front of a cannon fired just hours ago in an ongoing battle against the Islamic State group.
Soldiers and pro-regime militiamen nearby look on with amusement at the children, who Continue reading
Hazel Torres Reuters
Displaced Iraqi Christians who fled from ISIS militants in Mosul, pray at a school acting as a refugee camp in Erbil on Sept. 6, 2014.
A small group of Iraqi Christians persecuted in their homeland are wondering why they are being deported from the U.S. while the Obama administration is trying its best to Continue reading
14,000 Christian families who fled to Arbil are in dire need of food and basic aid
Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the northern city of Mosul after Daesh terrorists took control of the area, attend a mass at the Syriac Catholic church in the Ashti camp in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on November 8, Continue reading
By Annie Dee (email@example.com)
A migrant girl holds her toys as Macedonian policemen block migrants at the Greek-Macedonian borders, near the village of Idomeni, Greece November 20, 2015. Balkan countries have begun filtering the flow of migrants to Europe, granting passage to those Continue reading
ource: The Investigative Project
Frank Wolf, former Northern Virginia Congressman in the US House of Representatives, and veteran human rights advocate, has been in the forefront of pressing the Administration to issue a rumored State Department ruling against ISIS for Genocide against Yazidis and hopefully threatened Christian and other non-Muslim Continue reading
The Iraqi parliament has amended legislation that would have required Christian children to be considered Muslims if one of their parents converted to Islam, the AsiaNews service reports.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako welcomed the parliamentary vote as Continue reading
We are pleased to have with us the following guests:
Mrs. Mona K. Oshana is an author, activist and the president of the Phoenix-based non-profit “Power of Three” which provides Youth Mentoring, Christian ministry as well as humanitarian programs. Born in Iraq, Mona came to the United States at the age of 9, settling in Chicago, Illinois. Through her books and her weekly radio show on 1280 AM Continue reading
by Rafic Greiche
The head of the Syrian Catholic Church, Mar Ignace Youssif III Younan, accuses Western governments of perpetuating an “endless conflict in Syria” out of regional interests. The terrorists who use Islam as an excuse for violence “have already infiltrated Europe, supported by money from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States under the Continue reading
By Ray Nothstine , Christian Post Reporter
(Photo: Reuters/Umit Bektas)
Yazidi refugee women stand behind a banner as they wait for the arrival of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie at a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Midyat in Mardin province, Turkey, on June 20, 2015. Continue reading
Today, on this Tuesday November 17, 2014 we are reporting with deep sadness and heavy hearts the loss of 7 innocent Iraqis whom they lost their lives drowning in the Aegean Sea near Turkey and Greece Islands. They are Christians from the heartland of Continue reading
Top ISIS Leader in Libya Killed by US Airstrike
By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
Heavy smoke billows from the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, Mosul province, during an operation by Iraqi Kurdish forces backed by US-led strikes on November 12, 2015, to retake the town from the Islamic State group and cut a key supply line to Syria. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading
by David Rupert
With the terrible news of nearly 150 people killed in the Parisian terrorist attacks last week, the fate of thousands of Christian refugees from Syria and Iraq are further complicated.
It’s understandable. Lives are gone and families are changed forever. There is pain and Continue reading