- Feb 23, 2020
A lethal combination of insecurity, political chaos, economic stagnation and outright persecution have created a toxic environment in the Middle East – for almost everyone, of course, but in a special way for Christians.
When some 50 bishops and patriarchs from different rites throughout the Mediterranean gather in Bari this month to discuss the dire situation many countries in the region face, the survival of Christians in the Middle East will likely emerge as a central topic.
The Middle East Council of Churches called for prayer and peace-building initiatives amid escalating tensions in the Middle East and the Arab world.
An Iraqi archbishop and the Knights of Columbus express confidence that after initial setbacks, US aid will truly reach Christians.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 19 Muslim defendants to a one-year suspended sentence for attacking an unlicensed church south of Cairo.
At a press conference for the In Defense of Christians 2017 Summit held in Washington, D.C., Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch John X Yazigi argued that Christians in the Middle East were determined to stay there. He said, “The Church is the beacon of truth in this agitated world and we will continue to witness to that truth even if we are hanged on the Cross.”