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Pope Francis has again appealed for peace and dialogue in Iraq. “The news coming from Iraq is unfortunately very painful,” he said. “I join the bishops of the country in appealing to governments that...
Thousands of Iraqi Christians flocked back to their homes in the north on Sunday, June 29, days after they fled villages under attack by Sunni Muslim extremists. Hundreds of people packed into cars,...
One year and two months have passed since the Syrian bishops Youhanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji have been kidnapped in Syria's Aleppo and their fate remains unknown and ambiguous. However, new...
It has been more than four decades since Father Michael Bazzi left his home country of Iraq. But the plight of Christians there at the hands of militant Muslim groups remains at the forefront of his...
Nearly all of the population of Qaraqosh, 50,000 Assyrians, has fled the city amid fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Kurds. Syrian Catholic Archbishop Mar Youhana...
Christians in the Middle East feel "abandoned, even betrayed" by the West as a militant Islamic force occupies large areas of Syria and Iraq, Syriac Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan said....
An ancient temple made famous in the film The Exorcist has fallen into the hands of the Islamic militants who have taken over northern Iraq, the Telegraph has learnt. The pre-Christian worship...
People fleeing Mosul following the attacks by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS)ISIS militants are to receive emergency help from Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), amid...
Pope Francis has made an urgent appeal for peace in Iraq, as increasingly violence in the troubled Middle Eastern country has seen Christians flee in huge numbers. The fall of Iraq’s second city of...
The Presidents of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) have held a meeting in Amman on June 19, 2014 at the request of MECC General Secretary Fr. Michel Jalakh and attended by Honorary...
People fleeing Mosul following the attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants are to receive emergency help from Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, amid growing...
People fleeing Mosul following the attacks by ISIS militants are to receive emergency help from Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), amid growing indications that the country may be...
I’ve been reading the headlines from northern Iraq over the past two weeks with an intensifying sense of dread. It’s a feeling very much like the one I have whenever I read about the disappearance of...
The chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace says the current conflict in Iraq demands humanitarian assistance from the United States in...
US President Barack Obama made a statement on Iraq days ago in which he elaborated on the dangers that are associated by the Islamic State for Iraq and the Levant(Isil) or as it is more often known...
Desperate to reunite with family in Europe, a young Syrian refugee recently paid thousands of dollars to a human trafficker to help him and his brother travel abroad. Instead, the pair found...
The Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad, Saad Sirop Hanna, says he believes everyone in the Iraqi capital fears a civil war and the nation urgently needs a real reconciliation. He also said that many...
Religious leaders of the World Council of Churches and of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and Holy See held a meeting in Etchmiadzin, Armenia,on 11-12 June at the invitation of Karekin II,...
A "Hail Mary" for Iraq in flames. At the Angelus on Monday June 16, the Pope invited the faithful to pray "for the dear nation of Iraq" and in particular for "the multitude of people, including many...
The international community should not intervene in the struggle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) extremists in Iraq, according to the archbishop of Baghdad, who says the...