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17 05, 2018

Patriarch Sako on the donated Lamborghini: “We thank Pope Francis for the fatherly gesture”

2018-07-28T03:02:09+00:00May 17th, 2018|

EVEN MORE CHRISTIANS TO RETURN TO NINEVEH “We are very grateful to Pope Francis for making this fatherly gesture. The pontifex is the father of the whole church and thinks of everyone, particularly those who are suffering as greatly as we are.” This is how the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of [...]

9 02, 2018

Another five million US dollars in immediate aid for Christians in Iraq

2018-07-28T14:51:31+00:00February 9th, 2018|

Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need: “They can only come back if they have help” Until now 35 per cent of the Christian inhabitants of Iraq have returned to their hometowns, as the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) informs after its latest trip [...]

30 12, 2017

The First Mass in Mosul since 2014

2017-12-30T03:41:17+00:00December 30th, 2017|

Mosul cathedral holds Christmas Eve mass for first time since Islamic State is driven out Christmas carols have been sung in Mosul's Saint Paul cathedral for the first time since the Iraqi city was overrun by Islamic State militants. It was the first Christmas service held in Iraq's second largest [...]

20 11, 2017

Iraqi Patriarch Sako: “The pope is close to us, even when he is not here.”

2017-11-20T18:23:00+00:00November 20th, 2017|

Papal donation from Lamborghini auction gives Iraqi Christians courage. “Iraqi Christians were deeply moved by the gesture of the Holy Father,” said Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon Louis Raphaël I Sako to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Pope Francis has promised to donate a part of the funds [...]

16 11, 2017

A “Lamborghini” to Support the Christians in Nineveh

2017-12-01T12:31:12+00:00November 16th, 2017|

15th November – Rome / Vatican. By Marta Petrosillo (edited by Maria Lozano) A brand-new, special edition Lamborghini Huracan presented to Pope Francis will be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity.  Part of the funds raised from the Sotheby's auction will go to the “Return to the Roots” [...]

11 10, 2017

The Marshall Plan to rebuild Nineveh: $250 million for the Christians of Iraq

2017-10-11T03:57:29+00:00October 11th, 2017|

  There is complete devastation in many villages in Iraq and considerable damage in others, following jihadism. This is seen especially in those churches where the terrorists' rage had one objective: to completely eradicate a Christian presence in the Middle East. To stop the diaspora and for Christians [...]

30 09, 2017

Nineveh Conference 28 Sep. 2017 – “Return to the Roots”

2017-09-30T06:19:44+00:00September 30th, 2017|

“Facilitate the Return and Guarantee the Protection”. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin calls for the respect of the rights of Christians in Iraq. The Cardinal was speaking at a conference organized by the Pontifical Foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) on Thursday 28 September in Rome [...]

11 09, 2017

Celebrations mark the return of Iraqi Christians to Nineveh

2017-09-11T04:00:51+00:00September 11th, 2017|

By John Pontifex in Iraq ABOUT 500 Christian families from Iraq celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to the Nineveh Plains with ceremonies on Sunday, 10th September marking a fresh start in their old towns and villages. In Qaraqosh (Baghdeda), the largest of Nineveh’s Christian towns, priests and people holding olive branches [...]

6 09, 2017

ACN updates Pope Francis personally about NRC efforts

2017-09-06T11:19:29+00:00September 6th, 2017|

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) updated His Holiness Pope Francis personally about the charity’s ongoing reconstruction efforts for the Christians seeking to return to their homes in the Nineveh Plains, Iraq. During a private audience granted to the International Catholic Legislators Network (ICLN) on 27 August 2017, ACN's [...]

24 08, 2017

Up to 15,000 more Christians returning home this month

2017-08-24T12:52:13+00:00August 24th, 2017|

Within just one month up to 15,000 displaced Iraqi Christians are expected to return to the town in the ancient Nineveh Plains which suffered the worst violence carried out by Daesh (ISIS). The return of an expected 3,000 families to Qaraqosh comes amid growing concern among parents to secure places [...]