- February 19, 2017
A Coptic Christian teacher, Gamal Tawfiq, was gunned down by suspected Islamic militants in northern Sinai. This is the second killing of a Christian in less than a week and officials fear that the attacks might escalate. The Islamic State’s affiliate in Sinai is the prime suspect, according a security official.READ MORE
Leaders of Catholic agencies involved in serving refugees and helping resettle them in the United States said Feb. 1 that President Trump’s recent executive order on refugees should be scrapped and replaced with a more humane policy, urging Catholics to see this as a “pro-life” issue.READ MORE
President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees has generated a great deal of confusion, with a number of points either lost or distorted in the discussion. Some blame the way it was rolled out, others the way it was presented in the media, and others the substance of the order itself.
Here’s a rundown of three areas in which political fireworks sometimes have gotten in the way of seeing what’s at stake.
Pointing to the passage in St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians that says “if one member suffers, all suffer together,” Pope Francis assured the Orthodox leaders present at a speech he gave Friday to Catholic and Oriental Orthodox leaders, that “your sufferings are our sufferings.”READ MORE
The Nineveh plain is but a ghost of what it used to be, its largest Christian city, Qaraqosh, little more than a pile of rubble. As Christians return to their ravaged homes, they question whether there can be a life and a future in their war-torn land.READ MORE
While presenting the group’s annual report, the CEO of Open Doors USA said religious liberty is the central issue that the Donald Trump administration will have to deal with, “whether you’re looking at it through the lens of immigration, whether you’re looking at it through the lens of terrorism.”READ MORE