Since the Iraqi military and U.S.-led coalition troops forced out Islamic State fighters, Catholic churches and organizations have been working hard to address challenges faced by Iraq’s historic Christian community and other religious minorities.
Loss and trauma: Churches help Iraqi Christians displaced by Islamic State
War in Syria must end; tormented people need relief, pope says
All sides need to come together to end the war in Syria and bring some sign of hope to an exhausted and tormented people, Pope Francis said.
When Islamic State came, Iraqi monks had just finished hiding manuscripts
The monastery’s superior recalled that one day, late in the afternoon, “I felt in my heart: I have to hide them now.”
Prince Charles says Iraqi Dominican’s story shows ‘power of faith’
The heir to the British throne spoke of how he was deeply moved by the testimony of an Iraqi sister who fled Islamic State militants but has returned to the Ninevah Plain to help re-establish the Christian presence.
Congressman says inaction on aid to those suffering in Iraq unconscionable
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, blasted unnamed “career staff” at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development for inaction that he said will lead to further genocide of Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities in Iraq at the hands of Islamic State militants.
Displaced Iraqi Christians are weary of waiting to go home
As Iraqi Christians remember the second anniversary of their forced displacement from their ancestral homeland, some have expressed frustration and weariness that is taking a long time to liberate Mosul and the Ninevah Plains from the Islamic State.
World must respond to Islamic State genocide actions, U.N. conference hears
UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — While religious freedom in much of the Middle East is under siege and the civil war in Syria seems to have no […]