Aid to the Church in Need and the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee have finished restoring the first 17 houses in the Christian village on the Nineveh Plain. The families who have returned home are saying, “Our life, our history is here. This is where we want to live.” Erbil (Iraq), [...]
Archbishop Amel Nona was the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul when ISIS invaded the city in 2014 forcing the Christian communities to flee. The archbishop found shelter together with his flock in Telkef and in other Christian villages on the Nineveh Plains. This refuge was short-lived: during the night of [...]
Iraq: Eye witness report of Monsignor Petros Mouche, Archbishop of Mosul Now that Mosul has been liberated, will the Christians be able to return to their homes soon? According to Msgr. Petros Mouche, Syriac Catholic archbishop of the second largest city in Iraq, it is too early for this, but [...]
“In response to the ISIS genocide against Christians, Yazidis and other religious and ethnic minorities, the House of Representatives unanimously passed (6th June) the bipartisan Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act to concretely help them in Iraq and Syria,” the rapporteur Rep. Chris Smith says. Among other [...]
Fr. Majeed: «I am really happy when I bless their new houses» In the last weeks 146 Christian families, that had been living in Ankawa (Erbil) as "displaced people", returned home, to Qaraqosh. They left their city three years ago because of the Islamic State, who attacked the Nineveh Plains [...]
Father Andrzej Halemba, of ACN, the Acting Chairman of Nineveh Reconstruction Committee (NRC), presents the the Committee to His Holiness Pope Francis asking for his blessing of its work and workers.
Presenting the Nineveh Reconstruction Project during the Annual Conference of Centesimus Annus Pro-Pontifice.
Father Andrzej Halemba of Aid to the Church in Need, presented the reconstruction project to an audience of 200 Catholic economists and worldwide financial sector professionals during the Annual Conference of the foundation Centesimus Annus Pro-Pontifice. Vatican, 18-20 May 2017
Presentation of the Nineveh Reconstruction Project at the Vatican to His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Father Andrew Halemba and Marcela Szymanski of Aid to the Church in Need presenting the Nineveh Reconstruction Project to His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin on 19 May 2017. Cardinal Parolin expressed his full support, not only for the project itself but for the structures set up via the committee to [...]
In a letter to Patriarch Sako, Mgr Ortega Martín says that cooperation between Churches is a "strong show of communion” in the face of persecution and violence. The prelate notes that it is everyone's responsibility to favour the return of refugees to their homes. He praises refugees who "after [...]