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At least 100,000 Christians fled the Plain of Nineveh last summer. The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group has since invaded northern Iraq and occupies both the churches and homes of Christians....
The head of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, condemned Wednesday, November 3, "barbaric crimes" committed by the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq and Syria....
The relics of St. Thomas the Apostle were spirited away before ISIS jihadists could grab them, but ancient Christian churches and paintings in northern Iraq were ransacked, according to two speakers...
“Some churches in Mosul have been transformed into places of detention by jihadists of the Islamic State (IS), who have laid down laws in the northern city of Iraq since June 9,” Fides news agency...
As part of the preparations for Christmas celebrations, the Sacred Heart Church in Manama, Bahrain, has held its Annual Choir Day at the church hall in the presence of parish priest Fr. Maroun Basil...
The Assyrian Observatory for Human Rights (AOHR) has noted in a statement, a copy of which was received by abouna.org site, that armed groups belonging to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and...
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako has appealed to Muslim men and women the world over to seek “drastic change,” in response to the “unprecedented historic crisis” facing the Middle East...
The Knights of Columbus is putting more than $2 million toward new homes for Iraqi and Syrian refugees fleeing violence, and not a moment too soon, said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “We have tens of...
Do a computer search for "ISIS" and "Christians" and prepare to gasp in horror. ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or simply Islamic State) is slaughtering Christians in the Middle East in a war...
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako has disclosed that Pope Francis has received a formal invitation to visit Iraq. Speaking at a conference in Rome sponsored by the AsiaNews service, the...
The community’s founder, Andrea Riccardi, sends out another appeal to save Aleppo with the UN’s backing. Christian, Muslim and government representatives will be meeting on the Mediterranean island...
Appreciation for the role played by the Chaldean Patriarchate in the promotion of peace and coexistence; a strong condemnation of the violence against Christians in Mosul and the Nineveh Plain, where...
Middle Eastern Christian leaders have appealed to the Pope to help find two bishops who were kidnapped in Syria last year. Pope Francis met leaders of the Eastern churches in Rome this week, in a...
The Council of Catholic Bishops in Italy has allocated over 2,300,000 euros to finance the construction of a Catholic university in the Kurdistan region of Iraq project. The proposed university is to...
The Chaldean church of St. George in the village of Tel Isqof, in an area of the Nineveh Plain disputed between jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) and Pershmerga Kurdish troops, was reopened after...
Raed is in his mid-40s. But when he is telling his story he looks much older than that. Weeks of fear and uncertainty have left the mark on the Chaldean Catholic from Mosul. “We have been fleeing...
Two months after 3-year-old Christina Khider Abada was snatched by Islamic State militants from a bus as her family helplessly watched, Ayda Abada wonders about the fate of her daughter. Now...
Sister Habiba's kindly face is etched with sadness as she surveyed the muddy field where dozens of tents sheltering displaced Iraqi Christians once stood. Cold, punishing rains and blustery wind...
On August 22, 1939, Adolf Hitler, explaining his decision to invade Poland, asked, "Who after all speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" On the centennial of the massacre of the...
Despite persecution and threats faced by the Catholic faithful in Syria, religious communities in the war-torn country have continued their initiatives to proclaim the message of the Gospel. On...