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Pope calls for dialogue, reconciliation to address problems in Iraq

Pope calls for dialogue, reconciliation to address problems in Iraq

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the wake of deadly protests in Iraq, Pope Francis called on the people and their leaders to take the path of dialogue to find answers to their nation’s problems.

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Militias’ ongoing harassment of Christians in Iraq, Syria focus of hearing

Militias’ ongoing harassment of Christians in Iraq, Syria focus of hearing

| Kurt Jensen | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The genocide conducted by the Islamic State against Christian communities in Iraq and Syria has turned into continued harassment by Iran-backed militias and shows no signs of abating soon.

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Jordanian priest helps Iraqi refugees get work at parish-based project

Jordanian priest helps Iraqi refugees get work at parish-based project

| Dale Gavlak | September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A petite, dark-haired woman busily measures and cuts large pieces of pastel pink and blue fleecy material as another sews.

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Syriac Catholic Church reestablishes diocese in northern Iraq

Syriac Catholic Church reestablishes diocese in northern Iraq

| By Doreen Abi Raad | August 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

To support the faithful and encourage them to stay in their homeland, the Syriac Catholic Church has reestablished a diocese for the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

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When Islamic State came, Iraqi monks had just finished hiding manuscripts

When Islamic State came, Iraqi monks had just finished hiding manuscripts

| Doreen Abi Raad | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first time a band of Islamic State militants “visited” the monks, they presented the monks with a kind of suggestion, in a nonthreatening manner: “Why don’t you become a Muslim?”

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Cardinal fears Iraq could be caught in middle of a U.S.-Iran conflict

Cardinal fears Iraq could be caught in middle of a U.S.-Iran conflict

| By Dale Gavlak | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Sako is concerned by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, fearful that his country, Iraq, could be caught in the middle of any potential conflict. It has also made a proposed visit by Pope Francis to Iraq next year uncertain, he said.

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Pope says he wants to visit Iraq in 2020

Pope says he wants to visit Iraq in 2020

| Carol Glatz | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Announcing his desire to visit Iraq in 2020, Pope Francis called for a peaceful resolution to crises in the Middle East.

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Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than half of U.S. Catholics say they are very concerned about the persecution of Christians around the world, with this 58 percent figure up by 17 percent from a similar poll a year ago.

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For Chaldeans who fled Iraq, New Zealand attacks brought back memories

For Chaldeans who fled Iraq, New Zealand attacks brought back memories

| Michael Otto | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The St. Addai Chaldean Catholic community in suburban Auckland felt the impact of the Christchurch mosque killings with a special poignancy, because many members have experienced the sufferings inflicted by terrorism.

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House passes measure to provide humanitarian aid to genocide victims

House passes measure to provide humanitarian aid to genocide victims

| Julie Asher | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure late Nov. 27 to provide humanitarian relief to genocide victims in Iraq and Syria and to hold Islamic State perpetrators accountable.

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Iraqi iconographer honors his Syriac roots

Iraqi iconographer honors his Syriac roots

| Doreen Abi Raad | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Islamic State fighters overran Qaraqosh, Iraq, in the summer of 2014, Mothana Butres was able to grab only a single volume from his father’s collection of thousands of Syriac books and manuscripts.

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Archbishop: Naming Chaldean as cardinal is gift to struggling church

Archbishop: Naming Chaldean as cardinal is gift to struggling church

| Doreen Abi Raad | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ naming of Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako as cardinal is a gift to the Chaldean Catholic church, which has been struggling in the face of terrorism, said an Iraqi archbishop.

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