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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily at Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil

Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily, delivered March 7, 2021, in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis in Erbil: ‘Today I can see at first hand that the Church in Iraq is alive’

Pope Francis on Sunday expressed joy at the vitality of the Church in Iraq despite years of fierce persecution.  Read more

The Catholic University of Erbil in Ankawa, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need.

Catholic charity gives boost to Iraqi Christian students on eve of papal visit

A Catholic charity launched a $1.8 million project helping Christian students on the eve of the historic papal visit to... Read more

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil speaks at Georgetown University on Feb. 15.

Archbishop of Erbil: Christians in Iraq are ‘scourged, wounded, but still there’

The Chaldean Archbishop spoke of the state of Christianity in Iraq today and what both Muslim and Western leaders can... Read more

A Syriac manuscript from the Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai.

This priest preserves Iraqi culture found in historic manuscripts

As Iraq and surrounding areas face the destruction of many of the region’s archaeological treasures, one priest and his fellow... 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

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

Christian refugees in Mar Elia parish centre in the Ankawa, Erbil, Iraq.

Iraqi Christians who fled Islamic State share their story

The plight of Christians in the Middle East was the focus of an educational and fundraising event in Denver on... Read more

Iraqi nun's visa denial raises questions for US State Department

Sister Diana Momeka, a Catholic nun from Iraq, intended to visit the U.S. to talk about the persecution of religious... Read more

Zuzana Dudova (center) and her 'charity batallion' at the St. Elizabeth Clinic for displaced persons in Erbil, Iraq.

Slovak 'Charity Battalion' aids displaced Christians in Iraq

It seems to be just another house in the city of Ozar on the outskirts of the Iraqi city of... Read more

A woman walks on the roof of Ibn Tulum Mosque.

Three weeks as an Islamic State captive – one woman tells her story

The woman was just 19 years old when she was captured by militants from the Islamic State. Caring for her... Read more

A Syriac manuscript from the Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai.

Iraqi priests work to save historic Christian writings from Islamic State

Effectively exiled from his friary in Mosul by the Islamic State last year, Fr. Najeeb Michaeel, O.P. is working to... Read more

Sister Sanaa Hana, who was forced from her convent in Mosul by the Islamic State, is seen in Erbil with children in front of a house where she has found refuge.

In Kurdish Iraq, new beginnings for exiled nuns and priests

In 2014, more than 120,000 Christians in Iraq, among them dozens of priests and religious, had to flee from the... Read more

Christian refugees in Mar Elia parish centre in the Christian neighbourhood of Ankawa in Erbil, Iraq.

Among Christian refugees in Kurdistan, 'no one is angry at God'

“Thank you, thank you, thank you:” Suheila, an elderly Christian woman from Mosul was effusive in expressing her gratitude to... Read more