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17 07, 2019

A new Catholic hospital and university bring hope to an embattled Christian community

2019-07-17T16:10:27+00:00July 17th, 2019|

In Kurdistan, Iraq, a new Catholic hospital and university bring hope to an embattled Christian community CHALDEAN ARCHBISHOP Bashar Warda of Erbil, Kurdistan has been the prime mover behind the establishment of two major new Christian institutions in the region. In 2016, the Catholic University in Erbil opened its doors [...]

25 06, 2019

Sowing hope for more Christian families in Iraq

2019-07-03T07:51:07+00:00June 25th, 2019|

by Xavier Bisits & Iban de la Sota As part of its reconstruction efforts in the Nineveh Plains, Iraq, the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has begun work to restore the homes of 41 Christian families in the town of Bartella. Approximately 220 additional people will benefit [...]

1 04, 2019

Iraq longs for better times for his Church and his people

2019-04-01T19:06:21+00:00April 1st, 2019|

Interview with Archbishop Petros Mouche (Iraq) by Ragheb Elias Karash Archbishop Petros Mouche heads the Syriac-Catholic Archdiocese of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, which was captured by ISIS in the summer of 2014. Today, with ISIS ousted from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains, Christian communities are slowly coming back to life. Thousands [...]

27 02, 2019

ACN to “convert” the Lamborghini donated by the Pope into a nursery school and a centre

2019-02-27T09:58:54+00:00February 27th, 2019|

ACN to “convert” the Lamborghini donated by the Pope into a nursery school and a centre for Christians in the Nineveh region Thanks to a donation of 200,000 Euros from the Holy Father, following the auctioning of the Lamborghini that was given to him last year, ACN will be able [...]

15 12, 2018

Bishops and Members of NRC Sign “Call for Action”

2018-12-16T10:21:31+00:00December 15th, 2018|

Call for Action of the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee upon the national governments and other entities in favor of the return of the Christians of all Churches and rites to their homelands in IraqErbil, 12.12.2018IN THE NINEVEH PLAINS, the voice and role of the local Church leaders is stronger than in [...]

28 09, 2018

“A positive result of the elections in Kurdistan can persuade many other Christians to stay in Iraq”

2018-10-16T05:55:15+00:00September 28th, 2018|

On the vigil of the vote in the Autonomous Region, Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, speaks to ACN about hope, future and expectations of Christians in Iraq by Daniele Piccini «From this election we expect a positive political change», says Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of [...]

6 08, 2018

“An international peace-keeping force should be stationed on the Nineveh Plains”

2018-08-06T08:52:40+00:00August 6th, 2018|

Four years after IS advanced: Iraqi bishops still worried about the future of their faithful Four years after the "Islamic State" (IS) advanced into the Christian villages on the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq the Syriac-Orthodox Archbishop Timotheus Musa Al Shamani is worried about the lack of security. "Without security [...]

30 07, 2018

IRAQ: There are forces interested in destabilizing the situation and expelling the Christians

2018-07-30T08:22:59+00:00July 30th, 2018|

SYRIAC-ORTHODOX Archbishop Mar Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf heads the Archeparchy of Mosul, Kirkuk and Syriac Orthodox Church. In this interview, conducted by Ragheb Elias Karash for the foundation Aid to the Church in Need (USA), he addresses the plight of Christians in northern Iraq. by Ragheb Elias Karash What is the [...]

30 07, 2018

“If the families do not return to their homes, then Christianity will disappear in Iraq”

2018-07-30T07:53:58+00:00July 30th, 2018|

Father Salar Kajo: “If the families do not return to their homes, then Christianity will disappear in Iraq” by Josue Villalon (ACN Spain) ACN.-Father Salar Kajo is one of the priests who have accompanied the over 120,000 Christians who were forced to flee their homes following the invasion by Daesh [...]