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Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako.

Cardinal Sako orders muted Christmas celebrations in Iraq

Dec 12, 2019

Christmas celebrations among Iraqi Christians will be subdued this year in a show of solidarity with anti-government protesters.   Read more

Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church.

Iraqi cardinal pleads for help for Christians on Nineveh Plain

Dec 9, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has appealed for financial and spiritual aid for Christians in the Middle East, especially in Iraq.  Read more

Mark Green, Administrator of USAID, in Rome, Oct. 17, 2018.

USAID head meets with Vatican officials to talk aid for Iraq

Oct 18, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The head of the United States government’s international aid agency met with Vatican officials and an Iraqi cardinal Wednesday, in... Read more

Vatican City - October 5, 2015. The First General Congregation of the Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Vatican City with Pope Francis on October 5, 2015.

Brazilian bishop says basic synod theme is how to pass on the faith

Oct 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Brazilian Archbishop Jaime Spengler said Tuesday he believes the question at the foundation of the Synod of Bishops’ debates so... Read more

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of South Africa at a briefing on the Synod of Bishops on October 20, 2015 in the Holy See Press Office.

5 bishops who could move the youth synod

Oct 1, 2018

By Ed Condon

This week the Synod of Bishops begins its fifteenth ordinary general session, convoked to discuss the themes of young people,... Read more