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Bashar Warda, Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, who said the Nov. 28, 2017 Mass in Washington, D.C.

Memorial Mass held in US for victims of Islamic State

Nov 28, 2017

In observance of a week promoting awareness of Christians persecuted internationally, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil offered a Mass in... Read more

Victims of Islamic State in focus at UN forum

Nov 6, 2017

Persecuted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq deserve a better future after suffering at the hands of the Islamic State... Read more

CNA file photo

Christianity can survive in Iraq but not without your help

Nov 2, 2017

“Iraq needs aid now, or it will be without Christians,” said Fr. Luis Montes, a missionary priest has been serving... Read more

Fr. Jacques Hamel.

Moved by priest's martyrdom, French businessman returns to the faith

Oct 10, 2017

Patrick Canac was baptized, but like so many others, drifted away from the Church over time.  Read more

Fr. Roni Momika leads a group of women in a pilgrimage to Mar Behnam Monastery, October 2017. Photo courtesy of Fr. Momika.

Iraqi women visit historic monastery after its recapture from Islamic State

Oct 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

Last week 300 women visited a historic monastery near Mosul after its liberation from the Islamic State – a decision... Read more

Yazidi children at a refugee camp.

ISIS genocide survivor begs US to help Yazidis – before it's too late

Oct 5, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A Yazidi survivor of the ISIS genocide urged members of Congress on Tuesday to help recover young girls and boys... Read more

Iraqi nun: We pray for ISIS militants. It helps us forgive.

Oct 3, 2017

Three years ago, there were 73 nuns with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena living in Kurdistan. Since... Read more

Cardinal Parolin: Iraqi Christians are called to be 'artisans' of reconciliation

Sep 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

During a conference on rebuilding Christian villages on the Plains of Nineveh, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said... Read more

Syrian refugee.

UN resolution to investigate ISIS crimes praised as step toward recognizing genocide

Sep 24, 2017

As the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on Thursday to help investigate ISIS crimes in Iraq, one human rights... Read more

Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley of Lebanon.

How the US needs to stick up for the Middle East's Christians

Sep 13, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Christians in the Middle East are heroic witnesses to the faith, and the U.S. must help ensure they can stay... Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

Video shows ISIS destroying Catholic church, threatening Rome

Aug 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

A new video has been released showing ISIS militants in the Philippines threatening to come to Rome as they desecrate... Read more

Iraqi Christians still need America's help, former congressman says

Aug 23, 2017

A recent trip to Iraq drove home the perilous state of Christians and Yazidis there, a former US Congressman from... Read more

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

After years of exile, Dominican sisters return to Iraq's Nineveh Plain

Aug 9, 2017

After three years in exile from Iraq's Nineveh Plain while it was occupied by the Islamic State, the Dominican Sisters... Read more

A priest examines a church destroyed by Islamic State militants in Karemlesh. Photo courtesy of the Knights of Columbus.

Why the Knights of Columbus will resettle Iraqi Christians

Aug 4, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The urgency of the problems facing displaced Iraqi Christians has driven a new campaign by the Knights of Columbus to... Read more

Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, meets with Pope Francis, Feb. 16, 2017.

Knights of Columbus to raise $2 million to rebuild Iraqi town

Aug 2, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Knights of Columbus on Tuesday announced it will raise and donate $2 million to re-settle Iraqi Christian families displaced... Read more

A year after his murder, Fr. Jacques Hamel remembered

Jul 25, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

One year after the brutal killing of Fr. Jacques Hamel, French bishops recalled the beautiful example of the man who... Read more

Two siblings walk in an area near Mosul's front line, June 14, 2017. Photo: EU/ECHO/Peter Biro via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Mosul needs help to rebuild, Iraqi official cautions

Jul 13, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Just days after Iraqi forces completed their recapture of Mosul from the Islamic State, the nation's ambassador to the Holy... Read more

The remains of St. Mary's Syriac Orthodox parish in Homs.

'Roughly half' of Iraqi, Syrian Christians have fled since 2011

Jun 15, 2017

A new report estimates that between 50 and 80 percent of Christians have fled the countries of Iraq and Syria... Read more

A center for internally displaced persons, most of whom are Christians, in Dawodiya, Iraq, April 10, 2016.

Why this bill could be crucial for Iraq's beleaguered Christians

Jun 7, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After a myriad of reports of United States humanitarian aid not reaching Christian genocide survivors in Iraq, their advocates in... Read more

How ISIS genocide victims still face discrimination in Kurdistan

Jun 4, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the Islamic State ravaged large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014, religious minorities targeted for genocide fled into... Read more