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Church in Iraq - Latest News
Aug 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Iraqi prime minister has encouraged Christians to come home—but  Catholic leaders and aid agencies say without stability and economic support, one of the world’s oldest Christian communities could become “a museum Church.”
Jul 7, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- More Christian families left the Nineveh Plains than returned to their hometowns last year amid ongoing security concerns in the northern Iraq, according to a recently published report by Aid to the Church in Need.
Jun 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a statement on Friday, calling on the Turkish military to halt airstrikes in northern Iraq.
Feb 26, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Speaking to pilgrims from the Middle East during his general audience address, the pope gave a special welcome to people from Iraq, who he said were present in a “nice group.”
Feb 18, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- The rebuilding of a Syriac Catholic church in Mosul, Iraq, destroyed by ISIS will begin soon, the U.N.’s heritage agency (UNESCO) announced last week.
Jan 30, 2020 - 10:17 am .- Iraqi Christians must take an active role in the country’s future if they want a unified, multi-religious Iraq, the Archbishop of Erbil said during a discussion of the country’s future with a U.S. congressman.
Jan 3, 2020 - 03:45 pm .- Christian communities in the Middle East are likely to suffer renewed persecution in any instability following recent U.S. airstrikes, experts have warned. 
Dec 19, 2019 - 03:01 am .- The Great Al-Tahira Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Bakhdida remains charred black inside, five years after the Islamic State plundered and set it aflame; however, in 2020 the Syriac Catholic cathedral will be restored as Iraq’s largest Christian community fights to rebuild and regain what was lost.
Dec 12, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Christmas celebrations among Iraqi Christians will be subdued this year in a show of solidarity with anti-government protesters. 
Dec 1, 2019 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that he was grieved to hear of the deadly violence against protesters in Iraq and expressed his closeness to the entire Iraqi people.
Nov 29, 2018 - 04:00 pm .- In Washington’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Catholics and Church leaders from four continents gathered Wednesday to pray solemn vespers for the persecuted Church.
Oct 12, 2018 - 11:00 am .- The joint effort was agreed in a memorandum of understanding announced Oct. 12 and will begin in Iraq, before being rolled out throughout the region.
Aug 2, 2017 - 10:10 am .- The Knights of Columbus on Tuesday announced it will raise and donate $2 million to re-settle Iraqi Christian families displaced by the Islamic State in their home town of Karemlesh on the Nineveh Plain.
May 27, 2017 - 03:02 am .- Priests in Iraq are helping reconstruct around 13,000 homes in the Plain of Nineveh which have been damaged or destroyed by ISIS so that Christians will have a place to come back to.
Dec 14, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Christians, Muslims and other victims of ISIS feel relief over the terrorist group being pushed back from the Nineveh Plain area of Northern Iraq, but challenges remain for the region as winter sets in.

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