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Pope Francis incenses a once-desecrated statue of the Virgin Mary from Karemlesh during his Mass in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis blesses Marian statue desecrated by Islamic State

A statue of the Virgin Mary that had been desecrated by the Islamic State was present at Pope Francis’ Mass... Read more

Vida Hanna, director of public and international relations at The Catholic University in Erbil, who is coordinating Pope Francis March 7 Mass in Erbil. Credit: Alejandro Bermudez/CNA.

Papal Mass in Erbil 'nothing short of a miracle'

When Vida Hanna was told by the Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Archeparchy of Erbil that Pope Francis was... Read more

A picture taken Jan. 8, 2020 in Bardarash in the Dohuk governorate shows shrapnel from a reportedly Iranian missile initially fired at Iraqi bases housing US troops.

Archbishop Warda: US-Iran tensions threaten Iraq's Christian communities

After Iran attacked an air base in Erbil early Wednesday, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil said the current tensions between... Read more

Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, March 28, 2015.

Iraqi archbishop reflects on Christian community five years after ISIS takeover

Five years on from the conquering of Christian communities in Iraq by the so-called Islamic State, Christians in the country... Read more

Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Archeparchy of Erbil.

Iraqi archbishop remains hopeful: 'there will always be Christians' here

Iraqi Christians stranded in Kurdistan have some reason for hope, now that the battle for Mosul and the Nineveh Plane... Read more

Jean-Clement Jeanbart, Melkite Archbishop of Aleppo, speaks at the KoC Conference in Philadelphia, while Bashar Warda, Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, looks on, Aug. 4, 2015.

If you won't help our people stay, help them leave - Catholic bishops from the Middle East

Catholic archbishops from Iraq and Syria said Tuesday that while they hope to help their people stay in the Middle... Read more

Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil in his cathedral city, March 28, 2015.

Among the ruins of Iraq, Christians' faith burns brightly

Despite the potential threat from the nearby Islamic State, several monks and students in northern Iraq have found refuge in... Read more

Zuzana Dudova (center) and her 'charity batallion' at the St. Elizabeth Clinic for displaced persons in Erbil, Iraq.

Slovak 'Charity Battalion' aids displaced Christians in Iraq

It seems to be just another house in the city of Ozar on the outskirts of the Iraqi city of... Read more

Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Archeparchy of Erbil, whither many Christians from Mosul have fled in recent weeks.

Iraqi bishop urges prayer as Christians expelled from Mosul

On the eve of an ultimatum issued by Islamists to Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Chaldean bishop... Read more