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A Marian statue is returned to St. Adday church in Karemlesh, Iraq, March 19, 2021. Photo ourtesy Fr. Thabet Habeb.

Marian statue, once desecrated by Islamic State, returns to Iraqi parish

A statue of the Virgin Mary that had been desecrated by the Islamic State but was later restored has been... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at the Chaldean Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph in Baghdad March 6, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis to Chaldean Catholics: ‘Love is our strength’

At Mass in Baghdad on Saturday, Pope Francis told Iraqi Christians that no matter what the world thinks, love is... Read more

The door of St. Peter's Chaldean Catholic Cathedral in El Cajon, Ca.

Catholic cathedral vandalized in California with 'white power,' 'BLM,' and swastikas

A Catholic cathedral in California was defaced overnight, with swastikas, an upside-down cross, and other messages spray-painted on the church’s... Read more

Iraqi protesters run from tear gas fired by security forces at Baghdad's Khallani square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations, Nov. 12, 2019.

Chaldean patriarch calls for fasting, prayer amid Iraq protests

The Chaldean patriarch has called for three days of fasting and prayer “for an end to the chaos and violence... Read more

Customs and Border Protection Revenue Division sign

Chaldean Catholic dies in Iraq after U.S. deportation

Christian leaders and local legislators have mourned the death of a Chaldean Christian who had been deported to Iraq by... Read more

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako.

Iraqi patriarch to Pope Francis: Chaldean Church is 'a church of martyrs'

The Chaldean Catholic Church is a Church of martyrs, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon told Pope Francis this week.  Read more

Louis Raphael I Sako, Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon, speaks at an Aid to the Church in Need press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

Patriarch Sako will be Chaldean Catholics' first voting cardinal

Referencing being nominated a cardinal, sometimes called “princes of the Church,” Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Babylon said... Read more

Pope Francis meets at the Vatican with members of the Synod of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Oct. 5, 2017.

Bishop appointed for Canada's Chaldean eparchy

Bishop Bawai Soro was on Tuesday appointed Bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto, which serves Canada's... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Amid fresh unrest, all Iraqis must work for unity, Pope says

As the Chaldean Catholic Church begins their annual synod, Pope Francis kicked the meeting off by telling leaders of the... Read more

Ordinations in Ankawa.

Pope names new bishop for Chaldean eparchy of San Diego

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has named Bishop Emanuel Hana Shaleta as head of the eparchy of Saint... Read more

Judge halts deportations of Chaldean Christians to Iraq

A district court judge on Thursday halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqis, including many Chaldean Christians, who were... Read more

As Iraqi Christians await deportation, bishop points to suffering Body of Christ

Advocates for Chaldean Christians detained by federal immigration enforcement are in a race against time to halt their deportation back... Read more

Immigration arrests stun Detroit's Chaldean Catholics

Dozens of Chaldean Christians were arrested by federal immigration officials over the weekend in the Detroit metropolitan area, leaving the... Read more

An internally displaced Iraqi Christian family take shelter at the Syriac Catholic Mrtshmony Shrine in Erbil.

Iraqi Christians endure despite persecution, Chaldean bishop says

Iraq’s Christians have suffered persecution for centuries, yet their faith has survived and the community will remain, provided their material... Read more

Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni, who was killed for the faith June 3, 2007 in Mosul, is seen with a group of young adults. Photo courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need.

This priest and three companions were killed for the faith in Iraq

When Fr. Ragheed Aziz Ganni was confronted by armed men after celebrating the Eucharist at his Chaldean Catholic parish in... Read more

A Muslim chaplain prays during the month of Ramadan.

As Ramadan begins, Chaldean patriarch prays for Iraqi Muslims

Iraqi Muslims celebrating Ramadan will have the prayers of Chaldean Catholics, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon has said.  Read more

A young refugee in Erbil, Iraq.

Religious, academic leaders call for more US action in Iraq

Both academic and religious leaders, in the U.S. and abroad, have urged greater U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria... Read more

The Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Youhanna Moshe -- one of the five bishops forced from the city by the Islamic State -- is seen in this 2011 photo.

Papal envoy meets with officials, displaced persons in Erbil

Pope Francis' special envoy to Iraq has safely arrived in Erbil, the Holy See press officer said Thursday, adding that... Read more

Iraq Archbishop Louis Sako.

Chaldean patriarch: current state of Iraq is 'chaos'

Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Iraq has written a letter urging government officials to “waste no more time” in... Read more

Chaldean Archbishops of Erbil and Kirkuk, Bashar Warda and Yousif Mirkis.

Christians disappearing from Iraq, bishops lament

Two Iraqi archbishops are seeking “faith and hope” in Iraq, while bewailing the continuing exodus of Christians from the country... Read more