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

Pope issues urgent appeal for global help of Iraqi Christians

Aug 7, 2014

By Elise Harris

As Iraq’s largest Christian city fell into the hands of the Islamic State, Pope Francis issued an urgent appeal asking... Read more

Rep. Frank R. Wolf, (R-Virginia).

Congressman rips administration's silence on 'genocide' in Iraq

Aug 3, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Christians are facing genocide in Iraq while the U.S. government and the United Nations are silent, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.)... Read more

Refugees Fleeing ISIS Offensive Pour into Kurdistan.

Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq

Jul 31, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

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

Jul 31, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Jul 24, 2014

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

Jul 22, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Jul 21, 2014

By Kate Veik

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'

Jul 17, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Jul 14, 2014

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

Jul 3, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Jun 17, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

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