By Murcadha O Flaherty
WESTMINSTER’S Cardinal Vincent Nichols and a bishop from Iraq came together in central London to bless a crucifix found in the rubble left behind by Daesh (ISIS) in the ancient Nineveh Plains.
At the meeting, in Archbishop’s House, Westminster, Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil Continue reading
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U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Saudi King Salman during the opening session of the Gulf Cooperation Council summit May 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (CNS photo/Saudi Press Agency via EPA)
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By Stoyan Zaimov
With churches destroyed and desecrated, crosses distorted, and Jesus statues beheaded by ISIS, it looks as if “Armageddon” happened in Qaraqosh, said a U.S. pastor who recently visited the formerly thriving Christian city in Iraq’s Nineveh Plain. Continue reading
Iraqi Christians who have returned to the village of Qaraqosh near Mosul have spoken of the devastation left behind by so-called Islamic State.
The jihadist group was driven out of Qaraqosh in October, two years after taking over the village, causing thousands of its Christian residents to flee. Continue reading
An unprecedented Christian exodus is sweeping across the Middle East as the Islamic State continues to target the religious minority in deadly attacks, a trend that could see their population dwindle to a record low.
(REUTERS / Stoyan Nenov)Migrants line-up at a registration point after crossing the Continue reading
‘We cannot rest’ while Christians are being persecuted, advocates say
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“When fellow Christians suffer, we suffer too,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. stated in his May 12 keynote address at the World Summit in Defense of Continue reading
by Joe Churcher
An Iraqi archbishop has appealed for support for Christians as they face a “critical time” of recovery from brutal persecution.
Bashar Warda is leading a mission to revive ancient communities torn apart when self-styled Islamic State extremists tore through them in 2014. Continue reading
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Iraq: On the plains of Niniveh, where the priests have to double as master builders
• Father Georges Jahola of the Syriac Catholic Church and Father Salar Boudagh of the Chaldean Catholic Church are in charge of the reconstruction work in some of the Christian villages on the plains of Niniveh. Continue reading
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The head of Iraq’s Shia Waqf, Sheikh Alaa al-Moussawi, described Christians as “infidels and polytheists” and stressed the need for “jihad” against them.
Dozens of Iraqi Christian families filed a lawsuit against the head of the Iraq’s Shia Continue reading
Three Syriac bishops have called for internationall protection of the Christian enclaves in northern Iraq, but the Chaldean CatholicPatriarchate of Baghdad has distanced itself from the plea.
Syriac Catholic Archbishop Boutros Moshe of Mosul joined with his Syriac Orthodox Continue reading
said he could get up to 1,000 customers a day at his tiny shop in an industrial area of east Mosul, which the Iraqi security forces retook from the Islamic State group in January
Abu Haidar tries to keep a low profile and there is no sign on his shop, the first liquor Continue reading
A total of 180 Iraqi Christian families had sued Alaa Al-Musawi, head of Shia Endowment, after he said that Christians are infidels, media reports said on Sunday.
In a speech that was televised earlier, Musawi called for Jihad against Christians and Mandaeans as he claim that they are infidels. The families shouldered him the Continue reading
Erdogan claims to have been “seriously saddened” by footage and images of USA military vehicles patrolling the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, ostensibly to act as a “buffer” between Turkey and the YPG.
Kurdish officials describe the USA troop movement as “buffer” between them and Continue reading
A displaced Christian family in a refugee camp. Photo: Rudaw video
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region— Head of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains have called for the establishment of a safe haven under international protection for the country’s increasingly persecuted Christians. Continue reading
A damaged statue of the Virgin Mary in a church in Qaraqosh, east of Mosul, Iraq (Reuters photo: Goran Tomasevic) Share article on Facebook share Tweet article tweet Plus one article on Google Plus +1 Print Article Adjust font size AA by Tina Ramirez May 12, 2017 4:55 PM American Christians should urge him to adopt policies to help Continue reading
Monday 8 May in the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw was held the conference „The role of Kurds in the Middle-East” organized by Office of the Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government to Poland in cooperation with private university “Collegium Civitas”. The event brought together Polish and Kurdish experts Continue reading
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In a meeting with US Vice President on Thursday, Russian Metropolitan Hilarion discussed the hardships of Christians in the Middle East, stressing that Russia is the only party thaey can rely on as of now. Continue reading
‘Protecting and promoting religious liberty is a foreign policy priority,’ declared Vice President Pence at faith summit
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On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence gave perhaps the most strongly worded and overt defense of persecuted Christians in some time. He joined the Reverend Franklin Continue reading
By Peter Jesserer Smith
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A child receives treatment inside a field hospital in Idlib, Syria, after an April 4 chemical attack. Pope Francis strongly condemned the attack, which left more than 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead. (CNS) Continue reading