Cause of Fr Jacques Hamel is officially opened

The Archbishop of Rouen announced the news at a Chrism Mass The Diocese of Rouen has opened the canonisation Cause of Fr Jacques Hamel, who was murdered while celebrating Mass last year. Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen announced the news at a Chrism Mass, where all the diocesan priests were gathered, according to La Croix.… Continue reading Cause of Fr Jacques Hamel is officially opened

Egyptian Christian shot dead by militants in front of his wife and child

The murder – the sixth in less than a month – comes after ISIS promised to step up its attacks Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian inside his home in northern Sinai, the sixth such killing in a month’s time in the restive region. The officials said on Friday that… Continue reading Egyptian Christian shot dead by militants in front of his wife and child

Coptic Christian teacher shot dead in Egypt

Gamal Tawfiq, 50, was shot in the head by two militants on a motorbike who followed him as he walked from home to work Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian teacher on his way to school in northern Sinai on Thursday, the second killing of a Christian in less than a week in… Continue reading Coptic Christian teacher shot dead in Egypt

Islamic State takes responsibility for MONSTROUS ATTACK on 600 innocent people celebrating New Year

A gunman opened fire on an Istanbul nightclub holding 600 innocent people early New Year’s day. One-hundred-and-eighty bullets rained out of the gunman’s AK-47 in just under seven minutes. Thirty-nine people were murdered, and 70 others were injured. The gunman escaped during the chaotic uproar, causing Turkish police to launch one of their biggest manhunts… Continue reading Islamic State takes responsibility for MONSTROUS ATTACK on 600 innocent people celebrating New Year

Syriac Catholic patriarch ‘horrified’ after seeing Iraqi ‘ghost towns’

Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan visited beleaguered Christians in northern Iraq last month The Syriac Catholic patriarch said he was horrified to see widespread devastation and what he called “ghost towns” during a recent visit to northern Iraq. Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan wrote in an email to Catholic News Service that there was little… Continue reading Syriac Catholic patriarch ‘horrified’ after seeing Iraqi ‘ghost towns’

Christian convert stabbed to death by Islamic State said he was aware of the dangers he faced

The barbaric Islamic militant group ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the killing of Hussein Ali Sarkar, a Christian convert stabbed to death on Tuesday in Bangladesh. According an online group that monitors extremist activity, Islamic State said on Twitter that a “security detachment” killed the “preacher” to be a “lesson to others”. Ali Sarkar, aged… Continue reading Christian convert stabbed to death by Islamic State said he was aware of the dangers he faced

UNICEF's Middle East director warns against an increasing number of child soldiers

According to a report published by UNICEF, March 15th marked the 5 year anniversary of the Syrian conflict. The Syrian five-year-old conflict has forced nearly two and a half million children to become refugees; Almost half of Syria’s prewar population of 23 million has been displaced by the war and forced to flee Syria. While… Continue reading UNICEF's Middle East director warns against an increasing number of child soldiers

The Time has come for we all to Unite against Terrorism – World Catholic leaders

The Catholic world leaders in a meeting condemned the terrorist attack on Paris which have claimed over 129 lives and left many injured. In the Meeting, the leaders made reference not only the Paris Attacks but the bombing blast attacks on Beirut  too which left at least 46 people dead and more than 200 people injured.… Continue reading The Time has come for we all to Unite against Terrorism – World Catholic leaders

Paris terrorist attacks Victims mourned at Notre Dame Mass, Watch the Video

The Victims of the Friday terrorist attacks in Paris are being mourned for three days now, nationally in Paris. In Notre Dame, one of the biggest and oldest Cathedral in Paris had a memorial service for the victims of the Paris attack. The Mass in Notre Dame was a very heart-touching and sorrowful one. Cardinal… Continue reading Paris terrorist attacks Victims mourned at Notre Dame Mass, Watch the Video

'Genuine religious faith' is a force against terrorist savagery, Holy See tells UN

The papal nuncio to the United Nations on Wednesday stressed the religious rejection of the “utter savagery” of terrorism and violence. “Genuine religious faith is in fact a source of unity and strength against fundamentalist terrorism and encourages individuals and societies to opt for non-violent means to air their grievances and to obtain justice,” Archbishop… Continue reading 'Genuine religious faith' is a force against terrorist savagery, Holy See tells UN

Syrian archbishop criticises US for ‘siding with al-Qaeda’

Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo has said the CIA has been training Syrian rebel groups which are ‘al-Qaeda under a different name’ A Syrian Catholic archbishop has accused the United States of joining forces with al-Qaeda in an attempt to topple President Bashar Al-Assad. Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo of Hassaké-Nisibi said he believed that the Central… Continue reading Syrian archbishop criticises US for ‘siding with al-Qaeda’