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COPTIC BISHOP/ Forgiving Isis


Coptic Bishop Angaelos says a Christians must forgive , even the killers from Isis and calls for united efforts on behalf of Christians and all those who are persecuted. By DANIEL PHILPOTT

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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


SYRIA/ The reason why Islamists attacked the nuns in Maalula

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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