ASIA/IRAQ – Chaldean Patriarch Sako: the future of Christians in the Middle East depends above all on them

Baghdad – The presence of Christian communities in the Middle East and their survival in the lands of the first apostolic preaching call into question “first of all” the responsibilities of Middle Eastern Christians themselves, who are also called to “admit their mistakes” to free themselves from a persistent “sectarian mentality” in order to build • Leggi tutto »

ASIA/MIDDLE EAST – Patriarch emeritus Michel Sabbah: “The future of Christians in the Middle East is not a question of numbers, but of faith”

Antelias 鈥 The questions, and also the uncertainties about the future of Christians in the Middle East, “are not primarily a question of numbers, even if numbers are important, but rather a question of faith”. This was stated by the Palestinian Archbishop Michel Sabbah, Patriarch Emeritus of Jerusalem of the Latins, referring to the numerous • Leggi tutto »

ASIA/MIDDLE EAST – Document on the future of Christians in the Middle East: Western “protections” or “alliances between minorities” do not help us

Antelias – In the Middle East there are ecclesial realities that “in order to obtain assistance from some American and European Christian groups, they adopt ideas that militate against coexistence, exaggerate the suffering of Christians, and promote the theory of systematic persecution by Muslims”. Other ecclesial subjects are betting everything on the strategy of the • Leggi tutto »

ASIA/MIDDLE EAST – Election of the new patriarch: Armenian Catholic bishops will meet in the Vatican from September 20th

Aleppo – The Armenian Catholic Bishops of the dioceses in the Middle East and in the countries of the Armenian Diaspora will meet in Rome from September 20th to elect their new Patriarch. This was confirmed to Fides by the Armenian Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo, Boutros Marayati, current Administrator of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of • Leggi tutto »

ASIA/MIDDLE EAST – The Icon of the Holy Family begins its pilgrimage among the hopes and afflictions of the peoples of the Middle East

Jerusalem – The journey of the Icon of the Holy Family has begun from Jerusalem which in the coming months will make a long pilgrimage to Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries, uniting with the common thread of shared affection for Jesus, Joseph and Mary different communities of faith that find themselves in the midst • Leggi tutto »

ASIA/MIDDLE EAST – The Middle East Council of Churches invites to join in the consecration of the region to the Holy Family: our land “attracts” wars, let鈥檚 ask the Savior for help

Beirut – The Middle East has become an optimal geopolitical space to unleash “wars by proxy” that turn into a sort of “rotating slaughter” for local populations, victims of conflicts “that end in one place to ignite in another”in the Middle East region. An uninterrupted flow of pain, mourning and misery fueled by the same • Leggi tutto »

ASIA/MIDDLE EAST – The Pope joins the Consecration of the Middle East to the Holy Family: Middle Eastern Christians are witnesses and guardians of the faith of the Apostles

Baghdad – The Catholic Churches present in Middle Eastern countries are preparing unanimously to consecrate the Middle East to the Holy Family of Nazareth, and the Successor of Peter joins his brothers in faith: he renews his closeness to the pain and suffering of peoples of that region, and at the same time suggests with • Leggi tutto »