Mediterranean must be crossroad of peace, dialogue, pope says

“Amid deep fault lines and economic, religious, confessional and political conflicts, we are called to offer our witness to unity and peace,” the pope said Feb. 23 as he joined 60 bishops from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa at the end of a five-day meeting in the southern Italian coastal city of Bari.

Must-read book details ongoing genocide in birthplace of Christianity

This remarkable book, “The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition & Prosecution,” should be read by all Catholics, indeed all Christians who care about the fate of Christianity in the lands of its origin, the Middle East and North Africa.