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LIFE/ Fr. Nagle: The lesson that is coming to us from the Middle East

Vincent Nagle

10/26/2014

The catastrophe that has overtaken our brothers and sisters in the Middle East can help us to discover the story of love that makes it possible for us to live with hope. By Fr VINCENT NAGLE

Christians, whatever their denomination, are victims of bloody persecution around the world, from the Middle East to India, from African countries to Pakistan. In this report, analyzes and testimonies of missionaries, experts and journalists. To understand the causes of this attack, which is renewed every day and realize that the persecutions are not inherited from the past, but sad reality in many countries.

8/15/2014

CATHOLIC VOICES/ Catholic Church urges global action to assist victims of Iraq ‘catastrophe’

Editors

CATHOLIC VOICES report on the call for international action in Iraq by Catholic Church leaders in London, Brussels and Rome and by the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue

7/7/2014

NIGERIA/ Father Zerai: Boko Haram hates Christians because they educate

INT. Mussie Zerai

In this interview Fr. MUSSIE ZERAI explains the strategy of the kidnappings by Boko Haram in Nigeria, which aims to subdue the population by striking schools, and how the West can respond

1/15/2014

ESSAY/ Paul Marshall: Why are Christians the most persecuted group in the world?

INT. Paul Marshall

According to PAUL MARSHALL, Christians are the most widely religiously persecuted group in the world, and there are five major patterns to this persecution today

1/12/2014

PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS/ "We are being chased out of the Middle East: why are they afraid of ...

INT. Bachar Auber

BACHAR AUBER is a Syrian Orthodox Christian who wants to stay in his country, despite the ongoing persecution against Christians. In an interview, here is what he told ilsussisidiario.net

12/28/2013

AFRICAN DIARY / Fr. Gheddo: Muslim rebels are killing Christians village by village

INT. Piero Gheddo

Fr. PIERO GHEDDO, journalist and PIME missionary, reports on the situation in the Central African Republic, where the al-Qaeda guerrillas of Seleka continue to attack Christians

12/4/2013

SYRIA/ The reason why Islamists attacked the nuns in Maalula

INT. Samaan Douad

In this interview SAMAAN DOUAD reports from Damascus on the conflict in the Christian village of Maalula and on the situation of the nuns taken hostage by the anti-government rebels

11/22/2013

PUTIN/ Russia's Interest in Protecting Christians in the Middle East

Edward Pentin

When Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Pope Francis on Nov. 25th, persecuted Christians in the Middle East will be central to the discussions. By EDWARD PENTIN

11/6/2013

SYRIA/"Where is the Christian Conscience?" Cries Syriac Archbishop After Massacre

Edward Pentin

According to Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama, the worst massacre of Christians in Syria since the beginning of the civil war took place last week at Sadad. By EDWARD PENTIN

10/15/2013

CHRISTIANS/ Allen: Massive Intervention Needed to Halt Persecution in the Middle East

Edward Pentin

In an interview with Terrasanta.net, JOHN ALLEN discusses the situation of Christians in the Middle East and the need of a mobilisation of the Christian consciousness in their defense

9/27/2013

SHAHBAZ BHATTI / His brother Paul: Why is it that those who kill a Christian are likely to go ...

INT. Paul Jacob Bhatti

PAUL JACOB BHATTI comments on the arrest of the two assassins of his brother Shahbaz Bhatti, the Catholic Pakistani minister shot to death in 2011, and on the chance for a reconciliation

8/22/2013

RIMINI MEETING/ Filonenko: The martyrs of the 20th century, a "gift" from Russia to the West

INT. Aleksandr Filonenko

ALEKSANDR FILONENKO, professor of philosophy at the University of Kharkov, Ukraine, talks about the witness of the Russian Orthodox Church during the years of the Soviet persecution

8/21/2013

APPEAL FROM THE MEETING / Fr. Gheddo: Persecuted Christians are the "revolution" of Jesus

INT. Piero Gheddo

Fr. PIERO GHEDDO comments on the appeal from the Rimini Meeting calling on national institutions and international organizations to protect and guarantee the existence of Christians

8/17/2013

EGYPT CHAOS / Greiche (Catholic spokesperson): Christians are being attacked because they want ...

INT. Rafic Greiche

Fr. RAFIC GREICHE, spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt, describes the situation of Christians, their participation to the struggle for democracy and why they are under attack

6/3/2013

SYRIA/ The dramatic situation of Syriac Christians and the possible role of Turkey

INT. Evgil Turker

EVGIL TURKER, head of the Federation of Syriac Associations in Turkey, highlights the difficult situation of Syriac Christians in Syria, threatened and persecuted by Assad and Jihadists