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(Photo: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)An Iraqi Christian soldier guards the church of Saint Barbara after it was recaptured from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, near Mosul in Iraq, October 30, 2016. Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias have discovered mass graves near Mosul, which include bodies of 40 ...
Sinan, who's an Iraqi Christian spoke of growing up in the same neighbourhood as Abdul Ahad, a Sunni Muslim. They both remembered that they went to the same school and that their families had always remained close in celebrating their different religions. In years after the war they remember being in a ...

Archbishop of Kirkuk remembers Mgr Rahho's martyrdom, an example of faith for Iraqi Christians. The Chaldean ... In spite of fears and violence, the archbishop of Kirkuk urges the Iraqi Christian community to "keep courage and hope alive " by resisting violence "in the name of the Gospel". Recently, Mgr ...
Even through Iraq's many conflicts, she notes, Iraqi Christians felt they had a home in its ancient melting pot of ethnic and religious minorities. ... And because I was celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and looking at the wedding photos, sure enough there's an Iraqi Christian and an Iraqi Muslim who ...
So many Iraqi Christians have either been killed or displaced that leaders worry their communities will never be restored. "So few of us are left, some estimate 200,000 Christians or less," Warda said of the total number of Christians in the country, which The Christian Post reports is down from 1.5 million in ...
Many believe the Christian Iraqis will be certain targets for torture, and even death, if they return. Exterior of Holy Cross Chaldean Catholic Church, Farmington Hills, Michigan. (Credit: Amanda Uhle for thinkprogress). Chaldeans are an ethnic and religious minority with indigenous roots in Northern Iraq; ...

In an interview with The Christian Post, Philos Project research fellow and Iraqi Christian Relief Council founder Juliana Taimoorazy talked about the progress made in helping displaced Iraqi Christians find their way back to their hometowns. She made her comments after she and her colleagues traveled to ...
St. Shmuni Church in Bartella, Iraq, shows damage sustained while the town was under ISIS control for two years. Credit: Richard Hall/PRI. Ibrahim* peers through the steel gate of the St. Shmuni Church in Bartella, Iraq, into the dark and broken interior. This used to be his favorite place. He spent countless ...
Earlier in the day, at a weekly therapy and discussion session for Iraqi refugees run by Caritas, dozens of Iraqi Christian refugees spoke over black tea about the pain of limbo. It is a life of frustration at best, often leaving psychological scars. “I feel I'm living on borrowed time,” said Laith, a man in his 60s.
But the pro-Kurdish perspective isn't the only one among Iraqi Christians. Some have a vision for a single united Iraq—one in which Christians are free to travel wherever they please. Other Orthodox and Catholic Iraqis have a bolder dream: their own autonomous region. Ashty Bahro, a pastor based in ...
St. Shmuni Church in Bartella, Iraq, shows damage sustained while the town was under ISIS control for two years. Credit: Richard Hall/PRI. Ibrahim* peers through the steel gate of the St. Shmuni Church in Bartella, Iraq, into the dark and broken interior. This used to be his favorite place. He spent countless ...
Driving in to Baghdad from its fortress airport a few weeks ago, I was greeted by innumerable Santa Clauses and, ironically in this desert land, by forests of plastic Christmas trees. Sometimes my Dominican brethren gather with Shia Muslim friends around the trees and together remember the birth of Christ.
Earlier in the day, at a weekly therapy and discussion session for Iraqi refugees run by Caritas, dozens of Iraqi Christian refugees spoke over black tea about the pain of limbo. It is a life of frustration at best, often leaving psychological scars. “I feel I'm living on borrowed time,” said Laith, a man in his 60s.
Hundreds of Iraqi nationals including many Christians who have been held for months under new US deportation orders under Donald Trump will get a new chance of freedom while they fight their removal, a judge said on Tuesday. US District Judge Mark Goldsmith ordered immigration judges to hold ...
It took nearly three months of political pressure and geopolitical wrangling to drop Iraq from the travel ban. Even after that, many Iraqi Christians in America have been on edge, especially after the Trump administration moved to deport hundreds of people back to war-torn Iraq. Homo and his family ultimately ...
Teleskof, Iran: Inside the newly renovated Church of Saint George in the Northern Iraqi town of Teleskof, Hayat Chamoun Daoud led children dressed as Santa Claus singing “Jingle Bells” in Aramaic. Like every other resident of Teleskof, this was Daoud's first Christmas back home in three years, since ...
A year after their liberation from IS, Christian towns in Iraq are populated once again by their original inhabitants, but many remain wary about returning home. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem. Iraqi boys visit the burned out main church as others attend the first Palm Sunday procession in the Christian city of ...

EWTN Documentary Highlights Returning Iraqi Christians' Struggles — and Courage ... What is life really like for ordinary Iraqi Christians — one of the oldest Christian civilizations in the world — returning to their liberated villages now that the Islamic State group (ISIS) has been defeated in the country?
An Iraqi woman prays during Mass in 2015 at a Catholic church in Basra. Archbishop Habib Al Nawfali of Basra warned that the country's Christian community still feels pessimistic about the future, despite the recent announcement by the government that troops have defeated Islamic State.
Juliana Taimoorazy, an Assyrian Christian who founded the Iraqi Christian Relief Council and serves as a senior fellow at the Philos Project, told The Christian Post in an interview that as many as 50,000 Christians have returned to their homes in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq now that the region has been ...
Iraqi Christians celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday in the town of Qaraqosh that was previously occupied for three years by jihadists of the Islamic State group. world Updated: Dec 09, 2017 10:12 IST. Agence France-Presse, Qaraqosh. Iraqi Christian attend an Easter mass at the Mar Shimoni ...
As part of President Donald Trump's ongoing immigration crackdown, the United States wants to deport more than a thousand undocumented Christian Iraqis back to Iraq despite fears of being persecuted, tortured, and even killed for practicing their religion upon their return. It all stems from a deal that the ...
Earlier in the day, at a weekly therapy and discussion session for Iraqi refugees run by Caritas, dozens of Iraqi Christian refugees spoke over black tea about the pain of limbo. It is a life of frustration at best, often leaving psychological scars. “I feel I'm living on borrowed time,” said Laith, a man in his 60s.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi Christians are alarmed by Iranian infiltration within their communities with the founding and arming of a Christian militia in the Nineveh Plains called the Babylon Brigade. The Babylon Brigade, led by 32-year-old Rayan al-Kildani, is closely aligned to the Badr Organization: a ...
On Sunday, Iraqi Christians celebrated Christmas at the rededicated Church of St. George in Teleskof for the first time in three years since the Islamic State took control, threatening the Christians with forced conversion, the payment of a tax or death. As many as 12,000 Chaldean Christians fled and moved ...
An Iraqi Christian man who fled his hometown due to the rise of the Islamic State in 2014 says circumstances have gotten "even worse" for him ...
photo - Children play outside their caravan in a camp for displaced Iraqi Christians in Irbil Children play outside their caravan in a camp for ...
The plight of Iraqi Christians is among the worst in the world. In 2002, 1.5 million Christians called Iraq home. Today, just 250,000 do. Knights of ...
During a speech to advocates for the persecuted church, Mike Pence unveiled plans for the United States to provide more direct aid to ...
Iraqi Christians are divided over whether their areas in northern Iraq should be autonomous or a part of Kurdistan or the central government.
What is the current perspective of the Knights of Columbus regarding Iraqi Christians and persecuted Christians in general? You know, we've ...
Statements from the Christian clergy and political blocs in Iraq show a conflict between the church and Christian political parties on controlling ...
Tito Edwards manages Catholic websites for the new evangelization that Pope John Paul II and then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict ...
The Senate is under pressure to quickly pass a House bill encouraging the State Department to bypass the United Nations in doling out ...
The Senate is under pressure to quickly pass a House bill encouraging the State Department to bypass the United Nations in doling out ...
Saad takes out his phone. 'I have photos,' he says. Normally, when someone shows you the photos on their phone, they are of their children, ...
“I thought we would never see the day when we would be back.” It is less than a week since Athar, her husband, Ashour, and their ...
In 2015 I was invited by Archbishop Bashar Warda to northern Iraq, where the Diocese of Erbil was sheltering many thousands of people who ...
In 2015 I was invited by Archbishop Bashar Warda to northern Iraq, where the Diocese of Erbil was sheltering many thousands of people who ...
Church leaders in northern Iraq have issued a stark warning that the crisis triggered by last week's Kurdistan independence referendum could ...
Church leaders in northern Iraq have issued a stark warning that the crisis triggered by last week's Kurdistan independence referendum could ...
Rome, Italy, Sep 29, 2017 / 12:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a conference on rebuilding Christian villages on the Plains of Nineveh, Vatican Secretary of ...
(Vatican Radio) Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, on Thursday praised a "so-called Marshall Plan" that seeks to ...
Iraqi Christian communities are in dire need of humanitarian and reconstruction assistance as they continue to receive a minimal amount of aid ...
Many Iraqi Christians don't view themselves as loyalists to the Kurdish cause, but see Kurdish governance as an alternative to the corruption ...
Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians have resettled in the United States in recent .... of Trump, who pledged to take up the Iraqi Christian cause.
Rome, Italy, Sep 29, 2017 / 12:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a conference on rebuilding Christian villages on the Plains of Nineveh, Vatican Secretary of ...
(Vatican Radio) Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, on Thursday praised a "so-called Marshall Plan" that seeks to ...
Less than a year after Mosul and the Nineveh Plains were liberated from self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), Christians fear fresh violence as ...
... Iraqi Christian community, Joseph Kassab, president and founder of ... nation, a nation that could attract Iraqi Christians from the diaspora.


 

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