Tag: Iraq

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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Chaldean patriarch supports Holy Week peace march in Iraq

Chaldean patriarch supports Holy Week peace march in Iraq

| Dale Gavlak | April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Chaldean Catholic patriarch is supporting a more than 80-mile peace march during Holy Week to urge an end to violence in his homeland and throughout the Middle East.

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Iraqi Christian leader visiting Mosul sees little future for Christians

Iraqi Christian leader visiting Mosul sees little future for Christians

| Paul Jeffrey | February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

As some residents of the city of Mosul celebrate their new freedom from the Islamic State group, an Iraqi Christian leader who visited the war-torn city said Christian residents are unlikely to return.

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Once Iraq recaptures Mosul, people will still need help, says archbishop

Once Iraq recaptures Mosul, people will still need help, says archbishop

| Barb Fraze | October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The military operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group is not the only solution needed to get life back to normal, said Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil.

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In Pictures – June 19, 2014

In Pictures – June 19, 2014

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

PRIEST ATTACK
REFUGEE CAMP

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St. Joan of Arc parishioners rally around Iraqi family

St. Joan of Arc parishioners rally around Iraqi family

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

On a snowy night in the Twin Cities, Shaymaa Hasan stepped outside the door of a south Minneapolis home to watch the flakes fall gently from the sky.

She leaned out through the doorway and cupped her hands together to catch the snow. As the flakes landed, her face lit up and she squealed with delight.

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Honoring their sacrifice

Honoring their sacrifice

| November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Military veteran Bob Spinharney of Holy Family in St. Louis Park leads a procession of the American flag during a Veterans Day Mass Nov. 11 at Holy Family celebrated by the pastor, Father Thomas Dufner.

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