Pope Francis and his efforts to promote interreligious harmony featured prominently in United Nations discussions focusing on what could be done about rising hatred, discrimination and violence against Muslims.
With Iftar, Jerusalem Christians Hope to be Bridge to Muslim Neighbors
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.
Funeral for 15 Bronx Fire Victims to be Held Sunday
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.
Canadian Church Pledges Support for Muslims After ‘Hate’ Attack on Family
Faith communities and politicians condemned an attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario, that police have labeled a hate crime.
God is Alive and Working in Iraq, Pope Francis Says to Patriarch
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.
New US-Turkey Cultural Property Deal Threatens Minorities’ Heritage
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.
U.S. Chaldean Catholics Hope Pope Francis’ Iraq Trip Brings Peace, Reconciliation
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.
Limiting Muslim Immigration Is Patriotic, U.S. Cardinal Says
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.