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St. Paul’s Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in Mosul, Iraq

Bell rings out from Catholic cathedral in Mosul for the first time since ISIS occupation

Nov 15, 2022

By Courtney Mares, Rody Sher

A church bell that was kept hidden by a Muslim family during the Islamic State’s occupation of Mosul rang out... Read more

Iraqi Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 7, 2021.

Cardinal Sako says Pope Francis’ historic visit changed Iraq

Sep 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

He said that after the papal visit, ‘something has changed in the streets.’ Read more

Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church.

Chaldean Patriarchate drops ‘Babylon’ from official title

Aug 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Synod of the Chaldean Catholic Church backed the change unanimously. Read more

Soldiers survey damaged inflicted by Islamic State forces on Al Tamera Syriac Catholic church in the city of Bakhdida, Iraq, near Mosul. Photo courtesy of Fr. Roni Momika.

Iraqis' experiences recall 'what it means to live as a Christian'

Feb 1, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

An Iraqi priest who was forced to flee his village when the Islamic State seized the area in 2014 said... Read more

Refugee children at the Sharia Al Haman Hope Refugee Camp in Duhok, Iraq on March 28, 2015.

A prayer from the Pope – may Christians not be forced out of the Middle East

Oct 27, 2015

The sufferings of the Chaldean Catholic Church were the focus of Pope Francis on Monday when he addressed a synod... Read more

The delegation of Australian bishops visiting refugees in Iraq, Lebanon later this month.

Catholics in Australia to observe day of solidarity with Middle East brethren

Dec 3, 2014

The Australian bishops have declared that Dec. 7 will be a day of solidarity throughout the country with Christians in... Read more

Bishop-designate Frank Kalabat of the Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit

New bishop named for US Chaldean eparchy

May 5, 2014

Pope Francis has named a Chaldean Catholic priest in Michigan as the next bishop of the Detroit-based Eparchy of St.... Read more