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Aid to the Church in Need helps restore Christian presence in Iraq

Christians in Iraq, who numbered 1.5 million before 2003, have declined by 90 per cent within a generation.

2019.11.06.

Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul in new appeal

"Our situation is hard, our future is gloomy, and people are tired. They are waiting for a solution whereby they can restore their dignity."

2016.02.18.

First Catholic university opens in Iraq

“The university is a message to those who want us thrown out of the circle of history. It means we are staying ...”

2015.12.15.

Christian bells to ring out for persecuted Christians

Parishes across Ireland urged to ring their bells for up to fifteen minutes and express solidarity with Christians suffering in the Middle East.

2015.08.15.

Four children killed as ISIS destroys Iraqi church

Militants blow up ancient Chaldean Catholic Church known as the Mother of Aid in Mosul.

2015.07.12.

Fears for Franciscan priest taken in Syria

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.

2015.07.09.

“We have sacrificed everything for our faith”

Bishops listen to "heart rending" testimony from Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Iraqi city of Mosul on the plight of his people.

2015.06.11.

Govt urged to press EU on persecuted Christians

Persecution is intensifying, Archbishop Neary warns, with ancient Christian communities driven from their lands through ethnic cleaning.

2015.04.30.

Patriarch urges ‘culture of life’ in face of violence

Religious conflict has become marketable, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch and All the East warns.

2015.04.07.

ISIS converts Mosul’s churches into prisons

Concerns that female prisoners being held in St George’s monastery are being abused there.

2014.12.04.

Pope urges Muslims to take a stand on terrorism

Ecumenical Patriarch and Pope's joint declaration condemns global indifference to ISIS persecution of Christians.

2014.12.01.

Parishes urged to support ‘Walk to Church’ initiative

“I hope the initiative might focus prayers and generosity on displaced Christians and the persecuted minorities of Iraq and the Middle East.”

2014.08.29.

Dominican Sisters remain in Iraqi city of Mosul

Crucifixes removed from Christian churches by ISIS, nuns warn.

2014.08.11.

French cardinal visits Iraq’s persecuted Christians

Christian communities encouraged by the visit of the French bishops and the solidarity of the French people.

2014.08.05.

Bishops promote prayers for peace initiative

Prayers include the prayer of St Francis, a prayer by Cardinal Newman, and a prayer at bedtime.

2014.07.28.

Pope prays for Iraq’s persecuted Christians

Pontiff assures Christians of the Middle East of his closeness and constant prayer.

2014.07.21.

Mosul’s last remaining Christians flee ISIS

“We offer [Christians] three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment... if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword.”

2014.07.20.

Iraqi Christians flee as Islamists take Mosul

Islamist militants attack four churches and a monastery in Iraq's second city as violence forces 500,000 to leave region.

2014.06.12.
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