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United Arab Emirates pledges to help rebuild Catholic churches in Mosul Watch

Image of Brother Nicolas Tixier speaks at the signing of an agreement between the UAE and UNESCO

The United Arab Emirates is partnering with UNESCO to rebuild two Catholic churches in Mosul that were destroyed in 2014 by the Islamic ... continue reading


Bishops in Middle East urge prayer for northern Syria Watch

Image of Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al Ayn during the Turkish offensive against Kurdish groups in northeastern Syria Oct. 17 2019 as seen from Turkey.

Bishops in Syria and Iraq have called for worldwide prayer as fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces further destabilizes northern ... continue reading



Moroccan king pardons woman who procured abortion, those who participated Watch

Image of Dr. Mohammed Jamal Belkeziz leaves the prison in Sale Oct 16 2019. He was pardoned after being sentenced to two years imprisonment for performing an abortion.

Morocco's king pardoned Wednesday a journalist, her fiance, and the medical team who last month were found guilty of procuring and ... continue reading


Syrian Christians face new threat from Turkey, human rights group warns Watch

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Endangered Christian populations in the Middle East face renewed risks as the United States removes troops from Syria, a leading human ... continue reading


How a Palestinian village sheds light on the drama of Christians in the Holy Land Watch

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Jifna is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, just 5 miles north of Ramallah - the de facto capital of the Palestinian Authority - and ... continue reading


Pompeo meets pope to discuss religious freedom, Middle East Christians Watch

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Pope Francis met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the preservation of Christian communities in the Middle East and the ... continue reading



Moroccan woman sentenced for procuring abortion Watch

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A Moroccan journalist, her fiance, and a doctor were sentenced to prison Monday for procuring and performing an abortion. The country's ... continue reading


Pakistani archbishop warns of surge in Christian girls kidnapped, forced into marriages Watch

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A Catholic bishop in Pakistan has warned of an increase in young Christian and Hindu girls being kidnapped, then forced to convert to Islam ... continue reading


Catholic Center in Jerusalem takes care of the 'forgotten kids' of Israel's immigrant workers Watch

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There are no tourists in Jerusalem's Talbieh neighborhood. And even locals don't always notice the Capuchin Franciscans coming and going ... continue reading


We Must Pray for Peace - Before it's too Late Watch

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The United States is moving closer to war with Iran as that nation escalates tensions in the region. However, a war would be a disaster not ... continue reading


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