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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

“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 [...]

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 [...]