Stories from Nineveh

29 10, 2014

“If you want to kill us for our faith then we are prepared to die here and now”

2017-05-31T16:55:21+00:00October 29th, 2014|

When Christian villagers from the Iraqi town of Caramles fled advancing IS forces, 80-year-old Victoria was among a dozen or so unable to leave. The widow, a Chaldean Catholic, knew nothing about the sudden evacuation that had suddenly emptied this ancient village she had known for so long. Next morning [...]

16 10, 2014

Martin Baani – A Seminarian’s Story

2017-06-03T01:31:04+00:00October 16th, 2014|

As IS approached, he took the Blessed Sacrament from the church and fled. Bombs fall and the sound of the explosion sends shock and fear into the hearts of the people. Amid the sound of crying and frenzied activity, people pack up what belongings they can carry and make off [...]

27 08, 2014

The hundred thousand faces of suffering of the Iraqi Christians

2017-05-31T03:05:36+00:00August 27th, 2014|

Erbil is overwhelming, amid its semi-desert surroundings and its crushing 44-degree temperatures in the Iraqi summer. At first one is struck by a deceptive air of peace in this, the capital of Kurdistan. There is nothing to suggest that in this part of the world, at this very moment, the [...]