Syrian Rebels Kidnap Nuns as They Invade Christian Town of Maaloula Again

 Katherine Weber, Christian Post Reporter - 3/12/13 Syrian rebels have reportedly re-entered the historic Christian town of Maaloula, north of the country's capital of Damascus, this week while battling forces loyal to the country's President Bashar al-Assad. The rebel forces have been occupying the small, predominately Christian town intermittently for the past several months as they ...

Egypt’s Coptic Leader: ‘Christians Are Not a Minority in Terms of Value to the Nation’

By Katherine Weber , Christian Post Reporter 9/2/13 Pope Tawadros II, Egypt's Coptic leader, has issued an uncharacteristically sharp assessment of the North African country's leadership in a recent interview, asserting the important role Christianity plays in the country and addressing the newly minted constitution with which many minorities hold fault. "We are a part of the soil ...

Christians in Syria Fleeing Country as Crisis Reaches ‘Unprecedented Levels of Horror’

Children carry the body of a friend that was killed by shelling during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and the forces of Syrian President Bashar al Assad in Jobar district of Damascus January 25, 2013.

By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter 31/1/13 As the civil war in Syria has reached "unprecedented levels of horror," according to the U.N., Christians are being forced to flee their homes as avoiding the violent conflict has become less of an option. "It's a fight to the death which by definition involves killing. No one will win but those who ...

Chuck Colson ‘Will Soon Be With the Lord;’ Family Gathers at Bedside

By Lillian Kwon Christian Post Reporter 18/4/2012 Chuck Colson's condition worsened Tuesday and he may be "with the Lord" soon, according to a new announcement by Prison Fellowship Ministries. "It is with a heavy, but hopeful heart that I share with you that it appears our friend, brother and founder will soon be home with the Lord," ...

Syrian Bishop Fears Mass Exodus of Christians

Luiza Oleszczuk Christian Post Reporter 16/3/2012 Will Christians in Syria – which has thus far been a relatively safe haven for religious minorities amid recent turmoil in the Middle East – be persecuted by religious extremists and forced to migrate after the fall of President Bashar Assad, as was the case with Iraqi Christians after the fall of ...

Christians Stoned by Muslim Mob at Temple Mount

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man takes a picture in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif, and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City Sept. 18, 2011.

By Setrige Crawford , Christian Post Reporter 22/2/2012 Christian tourists have been stoned by a mob of Palestinian Muslims during a visit to Temple Mount in Jerusalem. A mob of 50 Muslims reportedly attacked a group of Christian tourist's atop Jerusalem's Temple Mount, according to Israel Today Magazine. Israeli police intervened to protect the Christian group and three ...

Christian Families in Syria in Urgent Need of Help, Trapped in Crossfire

An unidentified Syrian Christian family in need of help during the Syria uprising is seen in this undated photo.

By Stoyan Zaimov,Christian Post Reporter 17/2/2012 The Syrian uprising against President Bashir al-Assad, which began almost a year ago, has put families in the region in serious danger, and Christians trapped in the crossfire are in critical need of help, a charity organization says. The uprising began last March when Syrians initiated protests against the regime of President ...

Pay for Prayers? Christians Irked by Romanian Website

By Alex Murashko Christian Post Reporter 15/6/2011 An online prayer site that collects daily and monthly fees for prayers to be read out loud at services inside your choice of four Orthodox churches in Romania is being viewed critically by leaders of the centuries-old denomination. The Romanian company charges $1.44 per day or $34 per month for prayers that ...