Marie Ingrand, 15, has lived in Jerusalem for two years with her family. Although in past years she has been invited to an iftar by a Muslim friend, this was the first time she was part of hosting such a meal.
A burial ceremony is scheduled to take place Sunday for 15 victims of last week’s devastating Bronx apartment building fire, according to a local Muslim cleric.
Faith communities and politicians condemned an attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario, that police have labeled a hate crime.
Pope Francis has sent a letter to Iraqi Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako voicing thanks for his visit to Iraq last month and praising the local church for its charitable activities and its role in working to rebuild the country.
It has been six months since Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned the UNESCO world heritage site Hagia Sophia (the cathedral built by Emperor Justinian I in 532) into a mosque and four months since he made a similar conversion of the historic Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora.
The 1,200 Chaldean Catholic families who live in Arizona are thousands of miles from the land of their birth. On March 5, their hearts will turn toward their native Iraq.
During a pro-life and pro-family conference in Rome May 17, the day before Italy’s March for Life, Cardinal Burke outlined his views on immigration.