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Pope Francis has reassured Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church Ignatius Youssef III Younan that he is following news out of Iraq with concern, particularly the dramatic situation of Christians in...
The Iraqi national government must ensure "necessary protection" for Christians and other minorities in the Country, provide "financial support to displaced people who have lost everything", pay the...
The Chaldean patriarch has urged Iraq to turn away from its current path, warning that the new policies of Islamist jihadists threaten Christian-Muslim coexistence. “Should this direction continue to...
Pope Francis received on Tuesday, July 23, at the Vatican Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan Archbishop Giorgio Lingua. During the meeting, Archbishop Lingua expressed "concern" over the grave...
In his weekly Sunday Angelus, July 20, address Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the...
The Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate has published the text of a speech that Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako addressed to Mosul’s Christians after they fled their city rather than convert to Islam. “Our...
The secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has condemned what the terrorist group, "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)" is committing against...
The Middle east Council of Churches (MECC) general secretary issued the following statement: In the midst of the painful events that are sweeping across Syria, Palestine and Iraq, and what the...
On Sunday, July 20, the jihadist militiamen of the self-proclaimed "Islamic Caliphate" took possession of the ancient monastery of Mar Behnam, ten minutes from the city of Qaraqosh, until yesterday...
Christian religious figures and leaders on Sunday, July 20, condemned the recent assault on Christians in Iraq at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS). “We voice complete...
While Israel ramped up its offensive in Gaza on Sunday, with appalling loss of life and injuries, 1,200km to the north-west in Iraq a different, but hardly lesser, tragedy was under way as the...
"Chaldean website ankawa.com says a university professor was killed after speaking out against anti-Christian persecution. Meanwhile, the Islamic State has set the jizyah at $450" He refused to keep...
On Sunday , July 20, an air-launched missile struck the Franciscan monastery in Yacubiyah, a village located not far from the Turkish border in the Orontes Valley in north-west Syria. The building...
The Sudanese minister of guidance and religious endowments announced that the government will not issue permits anymore for the construction of new churches in the country. Sudanese Christian leaders...
Baghdad’s Christians and Muslims gathered in a show of solidarity for the families forced to flee Mosul this weekend ahead of a Islamist deadline to convert, submit to their radical rule and pay a...
The situation Christians are facing in Iraq is becoming increasingly dramatic.The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) extremists have burned down the Syro-Catholic bishopric in Mosul, the...
The last Christian families still present in Mosul are leaving the city and are heading towards Iraqi Kurdistan. The exodus was caused by the proclamation by the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate...
Christians in Mosul, Iraq, have been told that they must leave, convert to Islam or accept dhimmitude, or die. A communique from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gave Christians a...
The two nuns and three young Chaldeans, two girls and a boy, who were stopped and held by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been set free and are in good health. ISIL...
The head of the Catholic Church in Iraq has warned EU leaders that Christians – present in the country for almost 2,000 years – could all but disappear unless the violence is halted. Patriarch Louis...