Since the fall of the Ottoman Empire the Kurdish peoples have been scattered to the furthest corners of four states – Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. In all of these states they have suffered brutal discrimination, repression and all too often they have become the hostage of regional conflicts. Continue reading
Catholic News Service
This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a boy who was wounded during airstrikes and Continue reading
By A.C. Robinson 3/3/2018
ALQOSH, Iraq – With a boisterous laugh and calm nature, one would not imagine that Basima al-Safar lived her life alone and suffered from great sadness a few short years ago.
Safar said that after losing her mother and one of her brothers to illnesses in 2013, she Continue reading
450 elderly people receive new shoes – thanks to ACN
By Murcadha O Flaherty
MORE than 450 of the poorest elderly people in Syria have received new shoes – thanks to a leading Catholic charity.
The grant, made by the UK office of Aid to the Church in Need, provides for people in Continue reading
by Aniqa Ajmal
When the Iraqi city, Mosul, was occupied by ISIS, many archaic statues and artifacts were destroyed by the militants. Building the city again from the rubble will definitely be hard work but some of the destroyed statues can be rebuilt using the 3D-scanners. Two very detailed facsimiles of the massive stone statues known as Lamassu will be Continue reading
By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Prayer vigil held in 2015 by Iraqi Christians outside the ICE prison in San Diego’s Otay Mesa, where their family members were detained for prolonged periods.
March 4, 2018 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that immigrants Continue reading
The Iraqi Church has promoted an inter-religious meeting in the presence of Sunni, Shiite, Sabean and Yazidi dignitaries. The invitation to monitor speeches in places of worship. Parliament has the task of approving a law to punish those who incite hatred and violence. The basic pluralism of Iraqi society. Continue reading
Erbil – Christian Tabet & Rekan Kamal
Due to the lack of administrative and financial transparency, a series of successive resignations continued in the ranks of Erbil International Marathon. In a special letter, two members of the administrative board of the Erbil International Marathon (which Continue reading
His Beatitude, the Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, invited a well-known Iraqi religious leaders of Muslims (Shi’a and Sunni) and Christians, as well as representatives of Sabeans, Yazidis and the main three endowment bureau for a Continue reading
The Chaldean Church is marking the tenth anniversary of the abduction of the Archbishop of Mosul, who died a few days afterwards in the hands of his kidnappers.
KIRKUK: The Church in Iraq is committed to “recognising the martyrdom” of the archbishop of Mosul,Mgr Paul Faraj Rahho, and, along with him, of the “many Christian Continue reading
person BJ Coleman
Sister Alexandra, at left, director of the Good Samaritan Retirement Center, in the gardens at the nine-acre facility, with center administrator Susan Sorensen. Sister Alexandra serves among the Chaldean nuns of the order Sisters Daughters of Mary Continue reading
Islam wants to wipe out Christians in the entire world. The Church knows the truth but will not face the facts because this is not politically correct.
By Keith Davies (Photo: Reuters/Khalid al Mousily)
Islam wants to wipe out Christians in the entire world. This is a very politically incorrect Continue reading
by Nehal Mostafa
A mass grave. Representational photo.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A mass grave with remains of forty Christians was found in Mosul, church sources declared on Thursday.
“Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) along with security troops in Halila Continue reading
By: BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanese authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait, security and judicial officials said Saturday. Continue reading
By: NEBI QENA, Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem reopened early on Wednesday after Israeli officials suspended a plan to impose taxes on church properties in the holy city. Continue reading
Pope Francis calls Syria a “martyred nation” and prays for persecuted Christians during the Wednesday General Audience.
By Seàn-Patrick Lovett
The Pope was greeting pilgrims and visitors from Syria, the Holy Land and the Middle Continue reading
Angela Markas will carry the voices of young Australians to Rome in March for a gathering at the Vatican.
Amy Theodore PUBLISHED February 27, 2018
This gathering will help to inform the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment which will take place in October this year. Continue reading
Pilgrims pray outside the closed gate of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City on Feb 27, 2018. (Thomas COEX/AFP)
JERUSALEM: Christian leaders in Jerusalem said that they would on Wednesday reopen the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre, closed since the weekend in protest at Israeli tax measures. Continue reading
Israel on Tuesday suspended tax measures and other actions that led to the rare closure of the church built at what is seen as the holiest site in Christianity, shut down all week in protest. (EPA photo)
By AFP – February 28, 2018 @ 8:32am Continue reading
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Iraqi churchA persecution watchdog group is doing its part to make sure ISIS does not see its stated goal accomplished in the Nineveh Plains.
Months after the region was liberated from the control and destruction of the Islamic State, the slow rebuilding process in Iraq continues. But David Curry, president and Continue reading