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Begun in 1907 and inaugurated in 1930, the Gothic style building was designed by Italian architects. In the war between Iran and Iraq, it became a refugee camp for poor families. 3877 children...
Syriac Christians in northeastern Syria are calling on the United States to help defend them against a buildup of Turkish troops along the border, fearing they will be overrun and suffer the same...
A new paragraph has appeared in the invitation received by the bishops of the Chaldean Church to their next synod. "I encourage each of you to choose one or two laypeople, of either sex, from your...
The United Arab Emirates on Thursday, July 18, joined a US-led call to prevent the abuse of blasphemy laws. The United Arab Emirates was one of only three Muslim-majority nations along with Albania...
The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need has launched a new fundraising campaign to aid Syrian Christians, whose lives continue to be devastated by violence and poverty. “The war in Syria...
The country is still "in pieces" due to widespread corruption. Insufficient government intervention to ensure rights for minorities and revive the nation. Greater commitment to combat hatred and...
Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Kurdistan, has been the prime mover behind the establishment of two major new Christian institutions in the region. In 2016, the Catholic University in...
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Sako is concerned by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, fearful that his country, Iraq, could be caught in the middle of any potential...
Mar Ith-Alaha (God is present) is the name of the Chaldean parish in Dahok. Parish priest Fr. Imad Khoshabeh celebrated Sunday Mass on July 14, 2019 which was concelebrated by Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader,...
The Bishop of Truro’s report on the persecution of Christians across the globe is well overdue and a gallant effort. The report, released this week, was commissioned by the British foreign secretary...
With an unprecedented initiative, Egyptian political institutions have decided to invest resources to support the opening of institutes, centers and departments in public universities dedicated to...
Ano Jawhar Abdulmasih Abdoka has been sworn in as minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Transportation and Communications using a Holy Bible that was burned by Islamic State (ISIS)...
Christian martyrs killed in odium fidei are not “victims” but “witnesses”, and media must take seriously the responsibility they have in reporting persecution because a headline just for a few extra...
Exactly two years on from the liberation of Mosul from Daesh (ISIS), only 40 Christians at most have returned home to Iraq's second city. Father Amanuel Adel Kloo, the only priest in Mosul, said most...
Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has called on the bishops and priests of Iraq’s Chaldean Church, to celebrate the Eucharist "in its universal dimension" and perform "personal and collective prayers",...
Father Raimond Girgis, Franciscan, Superior of the Saint Paul Memorial at Damascus, Makes Appeal Speaking to ZENIT in Amman, Jordan “I know what war means, the scare, the fear of dying, I experienced...
The ancient city of Carthage, in the era of the Phoenicians, where modern Tunis stands today, was the city that saw the greatest number of martyrs of the Church after Rome. Now, in the 21st century,...
The Iraqi government has already allocated part of the funds destined to prepare for the possible, future visit to Iraq of Pope Francis, scheduled for the year 2020. This was revealed by Iraqi...
Christians in Syria "have never been foreigners", but they have helped to build the Syrian civilization by bringing its message to the whole world, side by side with their "Muslim brothers". This was...
After enduring persecution, violence and uprooting, a group of Iraqi religious and laypeople are on the path to healing. “They are suffering, in their minds and in their souls,” said Melkite Father...