Tag: Syria

New Syrian Catholic archbishop tells how he survived captivity by Islamic State

It was precisely under these conditions, he noted, that he learned “a magnificent example of forgiveness.”

Syriac church reopened in Turkey after 100 years

In more recent times, it had served as a prison and a warehouse.

Christian properties are under threat across northeastern Syria

According to the Assyrian Democratic Organization, 20,000 of the formerly 22,000 Syriac Assyrians in the country have emigrated.

Two people died, more than ten wounded in Syrian church attack

The church was being built as a replica of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia.

USCIRF hearing addresses the lack of religious freedom in Syria

Islamic groups of various kinds threaten the safety and stability of war-torn Syria

Iran continues to push its anti-Christian agenda

Regionally, Iranian-backed factions in Iraq and Syria disrupt attempts for peace and restoration

Assyrian patriarchal see to return to Iraq

The patriarchal see of the Assyrian Church of the East has been closed for nearly a decade

Syrian-Armenian church rebuilt after desecration by the Islamic State

Many of Raqqa’s Christians fled the country, seeking refuge in Lebanon, Turkey and beyond, and never returned.

Christians are disappearing from Syria

Today, Christians account for less than 1% of Idlib’s residents.