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15 Apr 2015 – IQRIT, Israel (CNS) — For the elders of Iqrit, their biggest regret in life is not having been able to raise their children together. On April 13, they congregated with the younger generations in the old Church of St. Mary for Easter Monday Mass in this destroyed Melkite village perched on a sloping hill in Western Galilee.  Read more...
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15 Apr 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Educating children is the best way to help displaced Iraqi Christians recover from the traumatic experience of being chased from their homes by Islamic State militants, said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, after an 11-12 April visit to Erbil.  Read more...
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14 Apr 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While Catholic and Armenian Orthodox theologians continue discussions aimed at full unity, Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II of Etchmiadzin, patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, commemorated the already-achieved unity of Armenian Catholic and Orthodox martyrs in heaven.  Read more...
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13 Apr 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis said atrocities from the past have to be recognized — not hidden or denied — for true reconciliation and healing to come to the world.  Read more...
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09 Apr 2015 – ISTANBUL (CNS) — Basima Toma teaches English to about 40 children at the Don Bosco youth center.  Read more...
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09 Apr 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis decried humanity’s ability to systematically exterminate its own brothers and sisters.  Read more...
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08 Apr 2015 – AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A call for an area to protect Christians and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq is gathering pace even as April marks the centenary of the 1915 genocide of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians.  Read more...
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06 Apr 2015 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — More than 1,000 people packed into a tent in a refugee camp in Erbil, Iraq, for the Easter vigil Mass celebrated by Italian Cardinal Fernando Filoni, former nuncio to Iraq and Pope Francis’ personal representative to those forced to flee the fury of Islamic State militants.  Read more...


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