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Iraqi Christians

International community is failing Iraq’s Christians, according to charity

“The international community must take immediate and decisive action to tackle the problems which are threatening the continuing Christian presence in Iraq,” said Neville Kyrke-Smith, national director of Aid to the Church in Need (UK).


Shiite leader urges return of Christians’ homes

On a visit to Dublin 'Vicar of Baghdad' Canon Andrew White recounts persecution of Christians in Middle East.


UN urged to recognise genocide of Christians

Patriarch calls for protection zone for Christians in northern Iraq under UN mandate and intervention to enable those displaced by IS to go home.


Vatican urges UN to act on Iraqi persecution

Chaldean Catholic bishop calls for establishment of an international force to combat advance of Islamic State.


End slow genocide of Iraq’s christians: Patriarch

Council of European Bishops’ Conferences demands action by UN on "atrocious actions against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq".


Pope and cardinal concerned for Iraq’s Christians

Concrete humanitarian steps needed in order to respond to the desperate situation of Iraqi Christians and all minorities Cardinal Brady warns.


Pope sends personal envoy to northern Iraq

Cardinal Filoni is tasked with bringing the Pope's personal message of solidarity as well as financial aid to Iraq's beleaguered Christians.


CofI Primate calls for prayers for Mosul’s Christians

Forced expulsion, violence and intimidation by ISIL militants described as "deeply distressing" by Archbishop Richard Clarke.


“We are a ruined church” – Iraqi Patriarch

“Intervention by the West did not solve the problems … it produced more chaos and conflict.”

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