Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Mass and calls Iraqi refugees

Dec 25, 2014

Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Mass and calls Iraqi refugees

Pope Francis is celebrating Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica and a phone call to some Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes by Muslim militants. Francis told refugees at the tent camp in Ankawa, a suburb of Irbil in ...

Thousands of  faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

Dec 25, 2014

Thousands of faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

Thousands of Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits in the area after a year of conflict and failed peace efforts. On a crisp, sunny day revelers crowded ...

Nigeria's Christians fear persecution from Boko Haram rampage

Sep 9, 2014

Nigeria's Christians fear persecution from Boko Haram rampage

Christians in northeast Nigeria are paying a heavy price at the hands of Boko Haram, even if they are not being targeted specifically by the militants in their bloody quest for an Islamic state. Several towns in the northeastern states of Yobe, Borno and ...

Aug 1, 2014

Christian Arabs forced to flee

by Gwynne Dyer

There were still about 60,000 Christians in Mosul when the U.S. and its sidekicks invaded Iraq 11 years ago. Only two months after the arrival of ISIS extremists, there are none. How did these and other Christian Arabs lose their place in the Arab ...