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“The Holy Father would probably have liked to be there with those poor people,” Cardinal Fernando Filoni told the Vatican Television Center. The Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of...
Iraq's Independent High Human Rights Commission on Saturday (August 9) said the so-called "Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria" (ISIS) has kidnapped 150 Iraqi Yazidi families, mostly women and...
“They did not accept [the offer from Islamic State militants] to convert to Islam – this would have saved their lives immediately – so, they are giving us great testimony of faith.” These were just...
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“Hatred is not to be carried in the name of God! War is not to be waged in the name of God!" This was Francis’ desperate call at the Sunday Angelus, just a few days before he is due to embark on his...
A priest hailing from what used to be Iraq’s largest Christian city has lamented the exodus of over 100,000 Christians from the city, many of whom are fleeing on foot with no food, money or water. “...
Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad Raphael Louis I Sako has confirmed that there are more than 100,000 Christians displaced inside Iraq today, stressing that the French invitation to receive Christians...
Pope Francis' appointment Friday, August 8, of a special envoy to Iraq demonstrates his desire that diplomacy have an impact for the persecuted minorities, particularly Christians, suffering as a...
They arrived bristling with heavy weapons and waving black flags from about a dozen Humvees, seized from the Iraqi army and supplied originally by the United States. When the terrified residents...
ISIS' persecution of Iraqi Christians, which has already forced tens of thousands of men, women and children to flee for their lives, is fast becoming a genocide, religious leaders have warned....
In light of the growing crisis for Iraqi Christians, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, spoke with Vatican Radio and expressed his...
The Congregation for the Oriental Churches issued a communique on Thursday, August 7, on the situation in Iraq and Syria "renewing most intense prayer for populations harshly affected by the...
The US launched a new airdrop today, August 9, to aid Iraqi minority groups who fled the advance of the Islamic militants this week. The extremists have captured hundreds of women from the Yazidi...
In response to the continuing crisis facing Christians in Iraq, Pope Francis has named Cardinal Fernando Filoni as his personal envoy to the war-torn country. Plans are also under way to bring all...
Following the fall of Iraq’s largest Christian town late last night (6-7 August) the leader of Iraq’s biggest Catholic community has made an impassioned plea for help to the international community....
Catholic Relief Services and Caritas have agreed to a common plan to help those who have fled from their homes in the portions of northern Iraq now controlled by the Islamic State. The militant Sunni...
The push of the Islamic State (IS) from Mosul north into the Nineveh Plain, the last stronghold of Assyrians in Iraq, has created fear and panic in the population, causing a massive exodus from...
The awful choice facing the refugees of Sinjar, Iraq,is be captured and killed, or risk dying of thirst. They face an excruciating dilemma — attempt to flee and risk being captured and killed by...
The chairman of the Committee of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asked the U.S. bishops to invite the people of their dioceses to pray for peace in...