Martyred Iraqi priest, who had stayed at the Irish College in Rome, returned to his home country despite the dangers because he felt that "Without their pastor the flock would be lost".
Christians in Iraq, who numbered 1.5 million before 2003, have declined by 90 per cent within a generation.
"Our situation is hard, our future is gloomy, and people are tired. They are waiting for a solution whereby they can restore their dignity."
“The university is a message to those who want us thrown out of the circle of history. It means we are staying ...”
Parishes across Ireland urged to ring their bells for up to fifteen minutes and express solidarity with Christians suffering in the Middle East.
Militants blow up ancient Chaldean Catholic Church known as the Mother of Aid in Mosul.
Franciscan Order lost contact with Fr Dhiya Aziz, parish priest at Yacoubieh, during the afternoon of 4 July and they believe he was taken by militants.
Bishops listen to "heart rending" testimony from Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Iraqi city of Mosul on the plight of his people.
Persecution is intensifying, Archbishop Neary warns, with ancient Christian communities driven from their lands through ethnic cleaning.
Religious conflict has become marketable, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch and All the East warns.
Concerns that female prisoners being held in St George’s monastery are being abused there.
Ecumenical Patriarch and Pope's joint declaration condemns global indifference to ISIS persecution of Christians.
“I hope the initiative might focus prayers and generosity on displaced Christians and the persecuted minorities of Iraq and the Middle East.”
Crucifixes removed from Christian churches by ISIS, nuns warn.
Christian communities encouraged by the visit of the French bishops and the solidarity of the French people.
Prayers include the prayer of St Francis, a prayer by Cardinal Newman, and a prayer at bedtime.
Pontiff assures Christians of the Middle East of his closeness and constant prayer.
“We offer [Christians] three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment... if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword.”
Islamist militants attack four churches and a monastery in Iraq's second city as violence forces 500,000 to leave region.