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Vatican releases itinerary for papal trip to Egypt

Francis will speak at the al-Azhar University during his visit to Egypt on April 28-29 Pope Francis will meet with the leader of one of the world’s leading Sunni Muslim institutions, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church and representatives of the Catholic Church on a two-day trip to Cairo. The Pope is scheduled to










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Arsonists attempt to set fire to cathedral in Nepal’s capital

‘The local Christian community is now living under threat,’ says priest Arsonists attempted to set fire to Assumption Cathedral, the first public Catholic worship place in Hindu-majority Nepal. Ucanews.com reported that Fr Ignatius Rai, pastor of the cathedral parish, said the incident occurred around 3am, April 18, when “unknown persons” broke into the church premises.










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ISIS claim deadly attack on police checkpoint at Sinai monastery

One policeman was killed in the shooting near the Egyptian monastery ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai late on Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and wounded four. The militants opened fire from an elevated hilltop overlooking the police checkpoint just










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Death toll rises following Egypt church bombings on Palm Sunday

ISIS claims responsibility for the latest attacks on the country’s Christian minority that have left at least 43 people dead and more than 100 injured Bombs exploded at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100 in an assault










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ISIS deploys child soldiers to keep Christians from returning to Mosul

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Now that Mosul, Iraq is mostly cleared of ISIS’ presence, many Christians are attempting to return to their homes. The terror group has taught newer generations that Christians are infidels who should be killed. A vicar in Iraq told the Express that ISIS forces are so desperate from defeat after defeat, that children as young










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ISIS uses Holy Virgin statue as target practice

A group of journalists and members from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) went to the Nineveh Plains for the first time since ISIS blew through. What they found was heartbreaking. ISIS has been slaughtering people across the globe and desecrating holy grounds. Their hatred knows no bounds and even after they vacate an










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ISIS vows more attacks on Egypt’s Christians

In a video released on Monday, an ISIS affiliate group said Christians are their ‘favourite prey’ An ISIS affiliate group in Egypt released a video on Monday showing the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December and vowing more attacks on the country’s Christian. A narrator says










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How an Anglican explained where Catholic parishes are going wrong

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An email from an Anglican gave me pause for thought About six years ago I wrote an article entitled, Why do Catholics become Anglicans?. It recently drew this response from a Canadian reader, sent by email, which I think is interesting, and which I pass on with permission: “I have recently come across your story










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Pope Francis sending bishop to Medjugorje

Vatican says Bishop Henryk Hoser will not be deciding on the merits of reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary Pope Francis is sending a bishop to a Medjugorje, Bosnia, shrine to gain “deeper knowledge” of the pastoral needs of millions of Catholics drawn there by reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Vatican spokesman Greg










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