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Iraqi Christians - Latest News

Feb 25, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- In a week’s time Pope Francis is expected to make history by becoming the first pope to travel to Iraq. Here is where he will be going -- and why.
Jan 13, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The logo and motto of Pope Francis' scheduled trip to Iraq have been unveiled
Dec 18, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda has said that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the country could be a turning point for the country’s diminished Christian population, who face ongoing challenges amid Iraq’s looming economic crisis.
Nov 24, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Iraqi Christians are trying to face challenges with strength and hope as they continue to rebuild their lives after the Islamic State invaded in 2014, a Chaldean Catholic priest has said.
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.
Mar 12, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- While Christian schools in Iraq continue to suffer, a non-profit that promotes positive engagement in the Middle East is aiming to provide computers to Assyrian Christian schools.
Oct 18, 2018 - 11:45 am .- The head of the United States government’s international aid agency met with Vatican officials and an Iraqi cardinal Wednesday, in an effort to highlight U.S. efforts in the Middle East.
Dec 4, 2017 - 08:01 pm .- A UN panel met last week to discuss the aftermath of the Islamic State’s occupation in Iraq’s Nineveh Plain, saying that the region’s future depends upon the preservation of the practices of pluralism and diversity.
Nov 2, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- “Iraq needs aid now, or it will be without Christians,” said Fr. Luis Montes, a missionary priest has been serving in the Middle East and the Holy Land for more than 20 years. His current mission is a refugee camp in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, that houses 120,000 people.
Sep 29, 2017 - 12:21 am .- During a conference on rebuilding Christian villages on the Plains of Nineveh, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Christians are an essential part of Iraqi society, and must strive to be witnesses of peace true reconciliation.  
Aug 23, 2017 - 06:04 am .- A recent trip to Iraq drove home the perilous state of Christians and Yazidis there, a former US Congressman from Virginia has recounted in a new report.
Aug 9, 2017 - 03:04 am .- As Iraq and surrounding areas face the destruction of many of the region’s archaeological treasures, one priest and his fellow Dominicans are preserving the area’s history and culture through an archive of Christian and other religious manuscripts.
Jun 7, 2017 - 04:55 pm .- After a myriad of reports of United States humanitarian aid not reaching Christian genocide survivors in Iraq, their advocates in the U.S. are hoping that will change very soon.
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 16, 2016 - 04:02 am .- Christina Shabo was born under a tree in a refugee camp after her family fled bombing in their Iraqi hometown in 1991.
Oct 17, 2016 - 01:40 pm .- Archbishop Alberto Ortega, the Pope's Apostolic Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan, has said that in the midst of a drawn-out humanitarian crisis and ongoing feelings of mistrust and betrayal, Christians can be a sign of reconciliation where political efforts continue to fall short.
May 1, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Loai Behnam Toubia pulls up his shirt, uncovering a thick, dark scar – probably 10 inches long – that tears vertically down his large, round belly.
Apr 13, 2016 - 03:01 am .- As he leaves Iraqi Kurdistan, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said what struck him most during the visit were the people’s faith and hope, despite violent persecution.
Apr 10, 2016 - 03:52 pm .- On his second full day in Iraq, Cardinal Timothy Dolan traveled three hours to Dohuk, the city where the majority of those who fled Mosul, including the members of the minority Yazidi population, escaped to when ISIS overran the city.
Apr 9, 2016 - 03:18 pm .- After spending his first full day in Erbil, Iraq, Cardinal Timothy Dolan gave a special message to men studying in Iraq’s only remaining seminary for diocesan priests.