Apr 9, 2016 - 03:18 pm .- After spending his first full day in Erbil, Iraq, Cardinal Timothy Dolan gave a special message to men studying in Iraq’s only remaining seminary for diocesan priests.
Mar 31, 2016 - 01:05 pm .- As a sign of affection and closeness, Pope Francis has decided to send vestments used in the liturgy and a financial donation to Christian refugees in Erbil through the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need.
Nov 29, 2015 - 08:12 am .- Pope Francis’ first stop after arriving in the Central African Republic Sunday was to a refugee camp housing thousands of persons displaced by the country’s ongoing conflict.
Jul 14, 2015 - 12:08 am .- Plagued by wars, terrorism, and repressive governments, sub-Saharan Africa is in the throes of a humanitarian crisis that the international community is not ready to address, witnesses testified on Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill last Thursday.
May 8, 2015 - 03:03 am .- Sister Diana Momeka, a Catholic nun from Iraq, intended to visit the U.S. to talk about the persecution of religious minorities in her country – until the local U.S. consulate denied her visa application.
Apr 4, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- A photo that went viral last week depicting a young Syrian child “surrendering” in front of a camera she thought to be a gun is but a mere hint at the trauma which displaced and refugee children face across the Middle East, an aid worker says.
Jan 11, 2015 - 06:01 am .- “Thank you, thank you, thank you:” Suheila, an elderly Christian woman from Mosul was effusive in expressing her gratitude to a group of European visitors. "May God make things easy for you in your lives."
Feb 10, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Christian aid organization Sudan Relief Fund is helping thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons with supply water and other life-saving assistance after devastating conflict in the country.
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- The U.S. bishops have encouraged Congress to work to end the violence in Syria, and to help address the major humanitarian crisis facing the conflict’s more than 2 million refugees.