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Pope Francis returns a historic prayer manuscript to Immaculate Conception Church in Bakhdida, Iraq, March 7, 2021.  Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis returns historic prayer book saved from Islamic State to the Nineveh Plains

During his trip to Iraq, Pope Francis returned a historic Aramaic prayer manuscript which was restored after the Islamic State... Read more

Pope Francis is presented with an Aramaic prayer manuscript at the Vatican Feb. 10, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media/Ufficio Stampa FOCSIV.

Pope Francis presented with historic prayer manuscript saved from Islamic State

Pope Francis was presented on Wednesday with a historic Aramaic prayer manuscript rescued from the Islamic State’s destructive occupation of... Read more

An Ethiopian scroll in the Gerald and Barbara Weiner collection at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

One of the largest collections of Ethiopian religious texts is in DC

With a recent gift of more than 600 handmade leather manuscripts, the Catholic University of America is now home to... Read more