UPDATE ON THE CHRISTIAN CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

  • From Iraq - An urgent message from Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako
  • Young Christians in Iraq - To stay or to go?
  • Helping refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Church on Fire


    Persecuted and Forgotten?

    A report on Christians Oppressed for their Faith 2011-2013. The 2013 Persecuted and Forgotten? Report provides in-depth analysis of the situation Christians face in 30 countries where believers, to one degree or another, are not fully free to practice their faith. In the past two years violence and intimidation targeting Christians have increased in a number of nations.

    In 20 of the 30 countries surveyed in the report the situation has worsened. In other settings, where the problems were already extreme, there has been little or no change. In some areas, the Christian faith is actually at risk of being eliminated altogether. Read More

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    Support for the life and apostolate of 16 Poor Clare Sisters in Colombia

    "We pattern our lives on the poor, humble and crucified Christ, and on the example of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi, who lived the Gospel,” the Poor Clare Sisters of Popayán, Colombia explain. Their daily life follows a structured pattern of contemplative prayer, silence, community life, joy, poverty and work.   Two years ago, given the steady flow of new vocations, seven of the Sisters left the convent here in order to establish a new convent in another part of Colombia. Since then there have been 16 nuns living here in the convent of Saint Clare. Read More

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