Baghdad (Agenzia Fides) – While September 25th approaches, date of the referendum announced by the government of the autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan to sanction its independence from Baghdad, there are contrasting signs from the local Christian communities with reference to the referendum, which attracts the attention and also the Continue reading
By Tola Mbakwe
Around 500 Christian families have celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old towns and villages.
According to Catholic humanitarian charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), people Continue reading
Months after lawmakers in the House unanimously passed a resolution promising to help Iraq’s persecuted Christians and other minority communities, members of the Senate have still not acted on the bill.
In June, the House passed HR 390, also known as the Iraq and Syria Genocide Continue reading
By Matt Hadro
Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2017 / 02:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to stand temporarily, the U.S. bishops’ conference sympathized with the refugees affected by the ban. Continue reading
Returnees outside their desecrated and burnt Immaculate Conception Syriac Catholic Church
By: John Pontifex
About 500 Christian families – up to 2,500 people – celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old Continue reading
By John Pontifex
ABOUT 500 Christian families – up to 2,500 people – celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old towns and villages.
In Qaraqosh (Baghdeda), the largest of Nineveh’s Christian towns, priests and people Continue reading
He is thankful to Australians for their prayers and opening their hearts and arms, says Father Douglas Bazi, an Iraqi-born Catholic priest.
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By Emilie Ng
Fr Douglas Bazi
Brisbane bound: Iraqi priest Fr Douglas Bazi will speak in Brisbane next month for the annual Spirit in the City conference. Photo: CNS
AN Iraqi-born priest who was kidnapped and tortured by Islamic extremists for nine Continue reading
By Carl Anderson, opinion contributor The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill
Whether Christianity and pluralism survive in the Middle East, or disappear forever, may well lie in the hands of the U.S. Senate. Continue reading
Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley of Lebanon. Credit: Melkite Greek Archeparchy of Furzol, Zahle and the Bekaa.
By Matt Hadro
Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians in the Middle East are heroic witnesses to the faith, and the U.S. must help ensure they can Continue reading
ISIS seems to have revamped its strategy of terror, as evidenced by its latest attacks in Spain, Finland, Russia and Belgium. Unable to hold on to its territories in Iraq and Syria in the wake of relentless strikes by the international coalition, ISIS has now adopted the Continue reading
Destroyed grave of Prophet Jonah, Iraq, Mosul. (Lena Ha / Shutterstock)
The city of Mosul, which was declared ISIS-free on July 10, is the second largest city of Iraq and is known with its historic fabrics and treasures.
ISIS seized control of Mosul (350 km north of Baghdad) through a lightening attack in Continue reading
Poppies of Iraq review – the ruins of a lost childhood
Brigitte Findakly’s moving memoir, drawn by Lewis Trondheim, captures a more innocent time both for herself and the home country she had to give up
A frame from Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim. Continue reading
In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, file photo, smoke rises during heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and Iraqi special forces in the industrial area of west Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File) more >
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By Balint Szlanko and Muhanad Al-Saleh?|?AP
IRBIL, Iraq — The leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region defended an independence referendum planned for later this month during a visit Tuesday to the oil-rich Kirkuk province, the epicenter of a long-running dispute with the central government. Continue reading
(Reuters/Marko Djurica)A priest leads the Easter Mass in Mar Gewargis (St George) Chaldean Catholic church, which was damaged by Islamic State militants, in the town of Tel Esqof, Iraq, April 16, 2017.
Nearly 3,000 Christian families have been repatriated since Iraqi forces liberated Continue reading
Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II today received a delegation of members of the Council of the Spiritual Leaders of Christian Communities of Iraq at the Holy See of Etchmiadzin.
Leading the delegation was Raad Kachachi, head of the Office of Religious Endowments for Christians and Other Religions in Iraq. Archbishop Avak Asadourian, Continue reading
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(Photo: Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)
When police officers came to Caroline Taymour’s home in June and took her husband away for deportation to Iraq, she was devastated. She thought the couple and their three children would never again live together as a family. Continue reading
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CWN Editor’s Note: “I am optimistic, yes, very optimistic,” said a Syriac Catholic archbishop. “When you look around the villages, you see that life is back again.”
The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link Continue reading
(Wikimedia Commons/Nevit Dilmen)The St. Giragos Armenian Church in Diyarbak?r, Turkey is featured in this image.
A U.S.-based non-profit international policy council and think tank has recently published a report detailing the mass persecution of Christians and Kurds in Turkey. Continue reading