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The Church of Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah in Qaraqosh, Iraq celebrates Christmas Mass Dec. 25, 2018 before the church's renovation.

Iraqi church formerly defaced by ISIS rededicated on Assumption feast

Aug 16, 2019

By Courtney Mares

An Iraqi church damaged and defaced by the Islamic State in 2014 was rededicated Thursday for the parish’s celebration of... Read more

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

Iraqi Christians have important mission of ‘forgiveness and reconciliation’

Dec 28, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin urged the Catholic population of northern Iraq to remain steadfast in their faith... Read more

Syriac Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius Joseph III Younan attends a prayer event Santa Maria ai Monti parish in Rome, April 17, 2015.

Christians in Middle East feel 'abandoned, betrayed' by the West

Oct 12, 2017

By Elise Harris

As interreligious tensions and a migration crisis continue in the Middle East, key Church leaders in the region have said... 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

Bishop Flavien-Michel Malké of the Syriac Diocese of Gazireh, who was martyred Aug. 29, 1915, and will be beatified Aug. 29, 2015. Public domain photo.

This Syriac bishop will be beatified on the 100th anniversary of his martyrdom

Aug 11, 2015

By Elise Harris

On Saturday Pope Francis approved a decree recognizing the martyrdom of Flavien-Michel Malké, a Syriac Catholic bishop who was killed... Read more

Families of displaced Iraqi Christians at the Church of St. Joseph in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.

Does the West ignore Iraqi Christians because they lack economic stake?

Dec 14, 2014

The leader of the Syriac Catholic Church has lashed out at Western governments, charging that they ignore the plight of... Read more