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25 Jul 2014 – NICOSIA, Cyprus (CNS) — A prominent Syrian Christian political leader has warned of an impending assault on the northeastern province of Hassake amid reports that thousands of Islamist fighters are preparing to take control of the predominantly Christian and Kurdish area.  Read more...
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25 Jul 2014 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Syriac Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III, in Washington to meet with federal government representatives and members of Congress, decried the “mass cleansing” of Christians from Mosul, Iraq, by what he called “a bed of criminals.”  Read more...
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24 Jul 2014 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Two priests on either side of the Gaza border are trying to help their small communities confront the realities of war.  Read more...
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24 Jul 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Meeting a Sudanese woman who risked execution for not renouncing her Catholic faith, Pope Francis thanked Meriam Ibrahim for her steadfast witness to Christ.  Read more...
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23 Jul 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Backed up by death threats and property seizures, the expulsion of the entire Christian community from Mosul is “a crime against humanity,” said an archbishop from Mosul.  Read more...
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23 Jul 2014 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council urged the Israeli military and fighters in the Gaza Strip to stop targeting civilian areas.  Read more...
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23 Jul 2014 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — It is impossible for Israeli military to target Hamas missiles without hitting civilians in the Gaza Strip, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.  Read more...
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23 Jul 2014 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — With most international airlines canceling their flights into Israel’s Ben Gurion airport after several Hamas missiles were launched toward the area on 22 July, Anton Mousallam has only three words on his mind: cancellation, cancellation, cancellation.  Read more...


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