Large parts of the once thriving Christian community of Quaraqosh in Northern Iraq have been left in ruins.
The church in the town, which lies near Mosul, was destroyed by ISIL.
Now liberated from the extremists, those Christians who have returned, are struggling to deal with the new reality. Continue reading
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Dozens of Iraqi Christians have marched outside the U.N. regional headquarters in Beirut, demanding the speeding up of their resettlement process.
Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled the fighting in their country to seek refuge in Continue reading
BUDAPEST, Hungary – Hungarian police say they have finished their investigation of a trove of Persian, Sumerian and Assyrian antiquities found last year in a truck.
Police in Bacs-Kiskun County said Wednesday that bronze objects from as early as 900 Continue reading
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A priest gives Communion to a woman during a Mass for Iraqi Christian refugees at Our Lady of Peace Center on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital, Amman. (Credit: CNS/Dale Gavlak.)
Jerusalem Bishop William Shomali, newly appointed to the Latin Patriarchate of Jordan, Continue reading
As part of its intensive campaign to promote the Assyrian cause on the national and international level, a delegation of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) and the Assyrian Australian National Federation (AANF) attended the 2017 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)-NGO forum on Human Rights that was held on Continue reading
By Josh Tng
An Iraqi priest is preparing for his new appointment supporting immigrants and building a community in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Father Sabah Kamora replaced Father Sarmed Biloues as pastor for Sts. Peter & Paul Continue reading
Barnabas Fund claims the rejection of 80 per cent of Christian refugee visas
Organisation says the majority of 300 visas were granted to Sunni Muslims
They asked Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to investigate the allocations
Mr Dutton’s office said they had accepted more than 4000 from Syria and Iraq Continue reading
The Trump administration has said the ban would help prevent terrorism but opponents assailed it as unconstitutional.
Amira al-Qassab and her family flitted from one Iraqi city to another fleeing Islamic State, then waited three years in Beirut until they were cleared to move to the United States. Continue reading
Not only do these Christians have hundreds of years of oppressed mentality to overcome, but Muslims, just like wife-beaters, increase their wrathful acts upon their victims when they seek help.
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Some residents of Qaraqosh begin the long task of erasing the signs of Islamic State in their Iraqi Christian town, once home to 50,000 people and now mostly deserted. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. A group of volunteers on Tuesday (February 7) arrived in Mosul’s once-thriving Christian town of Qaraqosh to begin Continue reading
By Ed Timperlake and Robbin Laird
President Trump has made it clear that a key priority in national defense is the defeat of ISIS.
We have argued in an earlier piece that victory over ISIS can be conceived as follows:
“Cutting the Gordian knot of endless engagement is crucial; modernizing insertion Continue reading
Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Archeparchy of Erbil, Iraq. (Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.)
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil tells Crux that as long as special preferences under Trump’s new refugee order are for all victims of ISIS and not just Christians alone, it will Continue reading
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Chaldean Father Remzi Diril, also known as Father Adday, visits an Iraqi Christian refugee family in Kirsehir, Turkey, November 10. (Credit: CNS photo/Oscar Durand.)
Since Middle Eastern Christians are among those affected by Trump’s refugee order, it’s a good idea to ask what they think about it, but they seem to be saying different Continue reading
The Chaldean Patriarchate in Iraq has begun to distribute funds to dioceses and parishes to begin the rebuilding of communities in areas liberated from so-called Islamic State (ISIS).
As Patriarch Raphael Louis Sako I led a delegation to the Nineveh Plain las week to Continue reading
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Photo Courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters Comedy Night Gala Fundraiser which benefited Ayana. (Left to right) Bryan Bazzi and comedian Paul Elia.
As National Mentoring Month (January) comes to a close, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (BBBS of SDC) announces a first of its kind program for Chaldean Continue reading
By JULIANN DosSANTOS
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, planned to discuss the suffering of Christians in his homeland during a visit to the United States beginning Feb. 2. Continue reading
By Murcadha O Flaherty and John Newton
ARCHBISHOP Bashar Warda of Erbil has unveiled plans to provide a future for Iraq’s displaced Christians – despite fresh reports showing the extent of the destruction of their homes in the Nineveh Plains.
Archbishop Warda said the Churches aim to rebuild “so that the IDPs are able to return Continue reading
Four Christian experts offer their take on Trump’s controversial plan.
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Should America’s Refugee Policy Put Persecuted Christians First?
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Under President Donald Trump’s new executive order, religious minorities claiming Continue reading
By Premier Journalist
An Iraqi church leader has said that Christians are unlikely to return to the city of Mosul, a place once home to tens of thousands of believers.
After visiting the recently liberated city last week, Fr Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church of the East told Catholic News Service: “I don’t see a future for Christians in Continue reading
Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) carry weapons during clashes with Islamic State militants in frontline near university of Mosul,
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Iraqi Forces Fully Recapture East Mosul From Daesh
The documents mention a female under the pseudonym “T,” who was forced to endure Continue reading