No Communion in North Iraq for First Time in 2000 Years

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http://www.catholic.org - 1/10/14 LOS ANGELES -- The ancient region of Nineveh in Iraq, one of the world's first Christian enclaves, has been emptied of its Christians. Islamic State terrorists have driven off or murdered the entire city's population of Christians. Across Iraq other Christians have fled en masse. Canon Andrew White, the only Anglican Vicar in Iraq ...

Christian women and her crippled husband sentenced to death on blasphemy

Pakistan Christian Post - April 2014 Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan: April 4, 2014. (PCP) The Additional District and Session Judge of Toba Tek Singh Mian Amir Habib announced death sentence to a woman named Shagufta Kasuar and her crippled husband Shafqat Emmanuel. Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar were arrested on July 21, 2013, on allegation of sending ...

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 ...

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 ...

Abductions and Forced Conversions of Christian Coptic Women in Egypt Dramatically Increase

By Myles Collier , Christian Post Contributor 20/7/2012 A report recently published describes the growing concern surrounding the increasingly common abductions and forced conversions of Coptic Christians in Egypt in the wake of the uprisings that overthrew former President Hosni Mubarak early in 2011. The report, entitled "Tell My Mother I Miss Her," was commissioned by Christian Solidarity ...

Christians escape violence of Homs

Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post 14/7/2012 As the conflict in Syria continues without a resolution, and government and rebel forces are locked in fierce battles across several cities, Christians in the besieged city of Homs were evacuated with the help of a priest on Wednesday. For months, Christians have been trapped in the crossfire with scarce access to basic ...

‘Brave’ Producer Katherine Sarafian Speaks on Faith, Discovering Who You Are

By Sami K. Martin , Christian Post Contributor 23/6/2012 Disney-Pixar's "Brave" hits theaters Friday, and The Christian Post spoke with Katherine Sarafian, the film's lead producer, about faith, the path of finding out who one really is, and her decision to do away with princes. "Faith can't not play a role in your life. I looked a lot ...

Muslims in Turkey demand conversion of renowned Christian church site to a mosque

The Hagia Sophia, or Aya Sofya is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the.. (eleephotography via Flickr)

By: Nicola Menzie Christian Post 14/6/2012 Thousands of Muslims in Turkey, preparing to celebrate the Ottoman conquest of the country 500 years ago, are demanding that authorities allow them to convert the Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque, despite laws forbidding worship at what was once the world's most renowned Christian church. Instanbul's Hagia Sophia, which means "Holy Wisdom" ...

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," ...

Iraqi Christians Still in Danger, Feel Neglected By Al-Maliki Government

By Luiza Oleszczuk Christian Post 30/3/2012 The year 2011 did not bring respite for Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq as hundreds of thousands of migrants who fled the country are still unwilling to risk returning due to reports of continued discrimination, fear of renewed violence and the government's apparent inability to protect citizens. In addition to the ...

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 ...

Christian Revival in Egypt Includes Revolution Story

14/2/2012 By Alex Murashko , Christian Post Reporter Reporter's View From Cairo: 'God Is Using the People,' Says Coptic Orthodox Priest I can't give the name of the ministry organization that provides support for marginalized Christians and believers put under pressure in Egypt in the text of this story – I'm not used to that. Naming your sources is ...

Egypt’s Christians to Protest Slow Probe of Church Bombing

By Anugrah Kumar | Christian Post Contributor 18/7/2011 Coptic Christians of Egypt are planning to stage demonstrations demanding a speedier investigation into the New Year church bombing in the city of Alexandria that killed 23 and injured 97. The decision to act was taken as the probe of the bomb explosion in front of the Coptic Orthodox church ...

Religious Leaders Call Obama to Take Bold Action for Middle East Peace

By Daniel Blake | Christian Post Contributor 1/7/2011 Religious leaders from the Evangelical, Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Churches have called upon President Obama to take “bold action” to establish peace in Israel and Palestine. In a letter drafted by “Churches for Middle East Peace” this week the president was urged to make a clear and bold stance in ...

Egypt Court Dismisses Claims that Christians Kidnapped Islamic Convert

Camilia Shehata

By Daniel Blake | Christian Post Contributor 1/7/2011 An Egyptian court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Muslims requesting the disclosure of the wife of a Coptic priest, whom the Muslims allege converted to Islam and was being held against her will by Christians. The demand to know the whereabouts of Camilia Shehata was rejected by the court ...

Egypt Christians and Muslims in Violent Clashes Over Church Construction

By Daniel Blake | Christian Post Contributor 25/6/2011 Fighting has broken out Saturday between Christians and Muslims in Egypt following a dispute about the building of a new church. According to a local security official a group of Muslims from the Awlad Khalaf village gathered together at the site where the construction of a new church was taking ...