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Refugees Fleeing ISIS Offensive Pour into Kurdistan.

Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq

Congressional representatives have introduced a resolution to protect persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq, as Islamist militants consolidate control... Read more

Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See Habeeb H.M. Al-Sadr speaks with CNA July 24, 2014.

Christians a fundamental part of Iraq, ambassador observes

The Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See has lamented the ongoing persecution of Christians by ISIS forces in Iraq, stating... Read more

A family at the Khazair checkpoint after fleeing Mosul.

Iraqi abbot calls for action to ensure local Christians' future

Following the effective expulsion of Christians from the city of Mosul by Islamists last week, a prominent local abbot has... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peters Square during his Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

Pope Francis calls Syro-Catholic patriarch, assures of his prayers

According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the... 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

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

Iraqi Christians light candles affter attencing Christmas Mass in Baghdad on Dec. 25, 2008.

Catholic aid organizations scramble to meet Iraqi needs

In a tumultuous Iraq facing an increasingly uncertain future, Catholic charity organizations are rallying to meet the immediate needs of... Read more

Archbishop Jean Sleiman of Baghdad.

Christians, Shias face uncertain future in face of Iraqi violence

In the midst of advances by Sunni insurgents, Iraq’s remaining Christian community  and the country’s majority- Shia population face threats... Read more