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"It is time to take a principled stand: the situation calls for concrete action, a gesture of solidarity in the face of an existential crisis—‘we will either be or will not be.’” It is an angry...
Fr. Paolo Thabit Mekko, the Iraqi Chaldean priest of Qaraqosh, had spent the past few months reopening wells and getting electricity generators going for refugees that fled Mosul after Iraq’s second...
Pope Francis has decided to send Cardinal Fernando Filoni to Iraq – where the self-proclaimed Caliphate is driving Christians out of their cities in the Nineveh Plain “in the next few days”....
The first beleaguered northern Iraqi Christians arrived in France on Thursday, August 7, after being threatened by the Al Qaeda-inspired militant group that has wrested control of the region. Eleven...
Thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes to escape violence. Extremists calling themselves the Islamic State have seized large swathes of territory in the north since they seized Mosul in June....
"Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) elements have launched fresh attacks on Christian areas in north Iraq, sparking a new wave of displacement, AFP reported Wednesday, August 6. Towns...
The Patriarchs of the East, who met on Thursday, August 7, at Diman in a summit chaired by Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Beshara Boutros Rahi, called for working together hand in hand before what...
The director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, has issued a statement communicating the Holy Father's prayerful concern over the violence raging in Iraq, and especially...
Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians fled an advance by Sunni jihadists into the country's northern Christian heartland on Thursday, sending families packing into cars or fleeing on foot as the...
While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas—and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea of Arab-Islamic hostility—similar or worse tragedies...
The brothers arrived from Erbil on July 21 after being driven from Mosul along with thousands of other Christian families that the "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) had forced to choose...
After capturing Mosul, jihadist Islamic State militants have now also taken hold of the villages in the Nineveh Plain which had been historical strongholds of local Christian communities in ancient...
After three years of hard times consequence of political turmoil born at Tahrir Square in Cairo, the Coptic community seems to raise its head. Following an uneasy coexistence with the Muslim...
A week ago, the Islamic State (IS) released a video of their members beheading some 50 young men in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, and assassinating hundreds of others in cities in Syria and Iraq...
The "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) declared a so-called "Islamic caliphate" in northern Syria and eastern Iraq on June 10, 2014. In this special series, people from all walks of life speak...
The international community and the world's superpowers must realise the need for "concrete actions of solidarity" for Iraqi Christians because the "very survival" of the minority in the country and...
Lebanese churches are struggling to handle the influx of hundreds of Christian families who fled Mosul after Islamic extremists seized Iraq's second-largest city, threatening Christians and other...
With the world’s attention focused on Gaza, Islamist militants in Iraq can perpetrate their crimes without fear of facing justice, the Anglican vicar of Baghdad has said. Andrew White, an Anglican...
Protests are ramping up around the world against Islamic extremists who have purged Iraqi Christians from lands they have inhabited for 2,000 years. Demonstrations against the Islamic State of Iraq...
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has appealed for prayers for Iraqi Christians and called for an end to "the violent persecution that threatens to extinguish the Christian...