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Lebanon’s largest Christian bloc warns against sidelining president
Middle East

Lebanon’s largest Christian bloc warns against sidelining president

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s largest Christian bloc, the Free Patriotic Movement (FPM), warned prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri on Saturday against…
Iraqi woman who met the pope sees little chance for change
Middle East

Iraqi woman who met the pope sees little chance for change

BAGHDAD (AP) — The story of Doha Sabah Abdallah’s personal tragedy and loss deeply resonated with Pope Francis during his…
Photos: Dozens of Muslims and Christians alike receive Vatican ambassador in Minya
Egypt

Photos: Dozens of Muslims and Christians alike receive Vatican ambassador in Minya

Dozens of Muslims and Christians on Sunday welcomed the ambassador of the Vatican State in Egypt, Archbishop Nicholas Henry with…
After historic whirlwind visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome
Middle East

After historic whirlwind visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

BAGHDAD (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday wrapped up his historic whirlwind tour of Iraq that sought to bring hope…
Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild
Middle East

Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild

QARAQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis called on Iraq’s Christians to forgive the injustices committed against them by Muslim extremists…
Pope Francis visits Iraq’s ruined city of Mosul, hearing residents’ testimony
Middle East

Pope Francis visits Iraq’s ruined city of Mosul, hearing residents’ testimony

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Muslim and Christian residents of Mosul told Pope Francis of their lives under the brutal rule…
Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shia cleric
Middle East

Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shia cleric

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Pope Francis held a historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on…
Amid pandemic, pope goes to Iraq to rally fading Christians
Middle East

Amid pandemic, pope goes to Iraq to rally fading Christians

BAGHDAD (AP) — Pope Francis heads to Iraq on Friday to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay…
Factbox: Iraq’s Christian denominations
Middle East

Factbox: Iraq’s Christian denominations

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Pope Francis visits Iraq on a historic four-day trip beginning March 5. He will preach inter-faith coexistence…
In Iraq, pope to visit Mosul churches desecrated by Islamic State
Middle East

In Iraq, pope to visit Mosul churches desecrated by Islamic State

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a…
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