The Patriarch of the Chaldeans: ‘To extirpate the very roots of jihadism’


Interview with H.B. Louis Sako, the Patriarch of Baghdad of the Chaldeans. That the truth of the tragedy being experienced by Christians in the Middle East is listened to and at the same time what each member of the synod can do in their country to help them – this is what H.B. Louis Sako, the Patriarch of the Babylonia of the Chaldeans, expects from the next consistory of 20 October, which was already envisaged for certain canonisations and which, following the wishes of Pope Francis, will be an opportunity … Continue reading

How can you support Christians in the Holy Land? Go there.

(CNA/EWTN News).- If you’re looking for a way to support Christians in the Holy Land, consider making a pilgrimage, advises an Italian cardinal who himself recently visited Palestine and Israel. “I believe that we must step up the pilgrimages to the Holy Land,” Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa said in a recent interview with the international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. “This is possible and we need not be afraid. Our communities must overcome their fears and start visiting once more the places associated with the life … Continue reading

Pope: Pray for peace between Israel and Palestine


With the ongoing tension and violence in the Holy Land, the Pope made a call for peace, urging everyone to pray for Israel and Palestine. As he looked over St. Peter’s Square during the Sunday Angelus, he said that despite the spike in violence, the prayer meeting he hosted with the presidents of Israel and Palestine, was not in vain. POPE FRANCIS “Some may think that the prayer meeting was useless. You’re wrong! Prayer helps us not get carried away by evil, so that violence and hate are not trumped … Continue reading