Iraqi Christians cautiously welcome the start of the battle for Mosul and the Ninevah Plain, from which they were driven out by ISIS more than two years ago.
The fate of some 120,000 displaced Iraqi Christians is being held hostage by uncertainty.
Suicide bombers attacked a predominantly Christian village in northeast Lebanon twice in one day, and residents called on the government to support them.
Relations between Christians and Muslims in places where refugees of both faiths have landed -- in countries like Lebanon and Jordan -- are frayed.
NCR Today: In a television interview, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn said he could understand Austria's decision to close its borders.
After fleeing their home countries because of war, people from Iraq and Syria find refuge but no legal status as they shelter in Lebanese refugee camps and substandard housing situations.
Speaking to the priests he will commission to hear confessions during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the pope outlined three particular characteristics they should practice when hearing confessions.
The U.N. Security Council discussed Jan. 11 besieged Syrian towns, after reports emerged that tens of thousands of civilians, trapped for months without supplies, are starving to death.
At The Intersection: At a time when my spirit needed to be refreshed, I ended up at an incredibly irreverent musical, and I found meaning in the irreverent.
Faith and Justice: All who suffer persecution deserve our compassion. Singling out one group for special treatment is not consistent with either our American or Christian values.