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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...
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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...
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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...
Cardinal Béchara Boutros Raï, the head of the Maronite Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See, has called upon Lebanon’s Christian political parties to stop...
Iraqi Prime Minister Hider Al-Abadi has expressed an explicit and personal commitment to take charge of the defense of the Christian community in Iraq during a meeting with the leaders of the...
Thousands of ancient Christian manuscripts are being kept safe at an undisclosed location in Kurdistan after being spirited out of Qaraqosh in the Nineveh plain in August, just hours before the town...
In a new book coordinated by Samuel Lieven, titled “The Black Book on the Condition of Christians in the World” and now on sale in Europe, Jean-Michel di Falco, Timothy Radcliffe and Andrea Riccardi...
As the civil war in Syria continues its fourth year, Christians who remain in the country’s capital are finding it harder just to get by – even with the help of the Maronite local Church. “The number...
Basima al-Safar retouches a picture of Jesus on an easel outside her house overlooking the flat Nineveh plains, 30 miles north of Mosul. The murals she paints tell the story of her people, Christians...
A group of American Muslim and Christian organizations on Thursday, October 23, announced the formation of an interfaith coalition to protect Christians and other religious minorities in Arab...
Reflecting on his recent trip to the Holy Land and to Iraqi Kurdistan, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said that for all practical purposes, the bishops of Mosul no longer have Churches to...
At the consistory that Pope Francis wished to dedicate to the tragic situation in the Middle East, particularly in Syria and Iraq, Aleteia had the opportunity to interview the Chaldean Patriarch of...