NRC News

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

“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 [...]

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 [...]