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Iraq

The Fall of Iraq

Jihad between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims is raging hotter now than it has in centuries.

Iraqi Christians Flee to the Nineveh Plain as Islamic Militants Seize Mosul

'They are not far from our convent,' a priest writes from besieged city. 'Pray for us.'

Is a Secular State the Best Option for Christians in Iraq?

Iraqi Christians have high hopes for their futures going into this week's election.

Iraqi Patriarch Urges Prayer, Fasting that Christians Remain

“We are here because of God’s will and we are here with the help of his grace to build bridges and work with our Muslim brothers and sisters for the development of our country.”

Faith in the Time of Persecution

Archbishop Amel Shamon Nona writes an open letter from Iraq to Christians in the West.

Maintain Faith During Persecutions, Iraqi Bishop Advises

In an open letter to Christians in the West, an archbishop from Iraq urged steadfastness in the face of religious persecution and the virtue of faith.

The Situation in Iraq Has Deteriorated

In a recent interview, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako describes the deteriorating situation in Iraq, with growing Islamic fundamentalism leading to increasing tension and lack of …

Twenty-Thousand Syrian Kurds Forced to Take Refuge in Iraq

Following recent clashes in Syria between al-Qaeda linked opposition groups and Kurdish forces, 20,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Iraqi Kurdistan in the last six days.

The Church in Iraq: Its History and Challenges

Many people are unaware that Mesopotamia has been a home to Christians since the first centuries

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