• Priest Rescued After Being Held Hostage by ISIS in Philippines for 4 Months

    A Catholic priest and another civilian who were among several abducted in May by Islamic State-inspired militants in the southern Philippines have been rescued, according to reports. Father Teresito Soganub, who is an ambassador to the Vatican and advocate for peace, and a teacher were... Read more
  • Report: Priest kidnapped in Yemen in 2016 has been released

    ROME - India’s Foreign Minister tweeted out on Tuesday that Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a missionary priest kidnapped by Islamic militants in Yemen in September 2016 at a home for the elderly in the southern port city of Aden, has been released. Uzhunnali was kidnapped during an attack on the... Read more
  • Ground Zero: Memories From Priests Who Went to Battle on 9/11

    Editor's Note: This story was originally posted on Sept. 11, 2016. We pray for all victims, survivors, first responders and families impacted by 9/11. May they feel the comfort of God.   NEW YORK — “It started coming down on us.” Fifteen years ago, Capt. Thomas Colucci led... Read more
  • Now or Never for Rebuilding Christianity in Iraq

    [caption id="attachment_88567" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Returning of the roots Christian of Nineveh in 2017.Iraqi children of the Mariana School drawings about it.[/caption] The day after Labor Day marks the return to school of millions of American kids. This year, God be praised,... Read more
  • After three years of ISIS occupation, the Mass returns to Mosul

    Mosul, Iraq, Aug 30, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the liberation of Mosul, Iraq, from the hands of the Islamic State, Christians are cautiously returning to the city. And as they return, so does the Mass. Fr. Luis Montes, a priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word,... Read more
  • Saving Christians from Genocide

    Two years after its release, this still photo, taken from an ISIS propaganda video, remains as haunting as ever: a long line of Christian Coptic men in orange jump suits, forced to kneel and await execution simply for being Christian and refusing to renounce their religious beliefs. Even as the... Read more
  • Catholic Leaders Denounce ‘Display of Evil’ in Charlottesville

    [caption id="attachment_87719" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12: White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they enter Lee Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. After... Read more
  • Bishop in Central African Republic reports 50 Christians killed in escalating violence

    ROME - Armed guerrillas continue to fight each other, terrorizing the Central African Republic. Some 50 people were reportedly killed on Tuesday in a village some 45 miles from Bangassou, according to the Spanish missionary bishop who is protecting 2,100 displaced Muslims from the Christian... Read more
  • Coalition Made In Hell: ISIS and Taliban Join Forces for Massacre in Afghanistan

    The Taliban and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) joined forces to massacre dozens of civilians in a village on Sunday, according to Afghan officials. The radical Islamists killed more than 50 men, women and children in the Sayad district of the northern Sar-e-Pul province, and the... Read more

    When I first visited Israel in 1988, my friend Professor Menahem Milson, a distinguished Arabist at Hebrew University who was Egyptian president Anwar Sadat’s military aide during Sadat’s historic visit to Jerusalem in 1977, told me that “you have to meet my friend, Colonel Yigal... Read more