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In Depth: Iraq


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IRAQ UPDATE: ‘God Is With Us and Will Not Leave Us’ (One-to-One blog, 7 August 2017) Our partners in Iraq, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, sent the following letter to their friends around the world on Sunday, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord...

‘God Wants Me Here’ (ONE Magazine, Spring 2017) Christians keep hope alive in Iraq...

Is Christianity in the Middle East Facing Extinction? (One-to-One blog, 13 December 2016) A recent gathering at Villanova University looked at the ongoing crisis in the Middle East — and found some compelling conclusions...

Christian Contributions in the Contemporary Middle East (Speech, 13 December 2016) The Christian presence in the Holy Land and across the Middle East has always been a diverse one as it covers a wide variety of Churches and is older than many neighboring nation states...

Addressing the ‘Crisis of Christians in the Middle East’ (One-to-One blog, 7 December 2016) CNEWA’s President Msgr. John E. Kozar was one of several prominent leaders of different faiths — including CNEWA’s chair, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan — who gathered in New York Monday night to discuss some of the threats facing Christians in the Middle East...

Christians Returning to Iraq: ‘It’s As if We Had Entered Ghost Towns’ (One-to-One blog, 5 December 2016) The Syriac Catholic patriarch said he was horrified to see widespread devastation and what he called “ghost towns” during a recent visit to northern Iraq. Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan wrote in an email to Catholic News Service that there was little left in some of the communities that he toured 27-29 November and that “the emptiness of the streets except for military people ... the devastation and burned-out houses and churches” was shocking...

Turkey’s Only Chaldean Catholic Priest (One-to-One blog, 28 November 2016) Being the only Chaldean Catholic priest in charge of pastoral work in Turkey, Father Adday, as he is known, has become a true itinerant priest, a road warrior who, each year, logs thousands of miles tending his flock, the community of Iraqi Christian refugees in Turkey. Their exact number is unknown, but it is estimated to be 40,000...

‘Our Help is the Only Help for Them’: Iraqi Refugees Find Support in Amman (One-to-One blog, 3 November 2016) At the Pontifical Mission Community Center in Amman, Jordan, a man known simply as “Mr. Sami” teaches the fundamentals of English to a class filled with young and old alike. Both the teacher, a respected man in his 60’s, and his class share a common tragedy: they are all Iraqi Christian refugees who fled ISIS...

IRAQ UPDATE: Terror and Triumph, Fear and Hope (One-to-One blog, 26 October 2016) As Iraqi soldiers intensify their offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS, we are getting scattered reports from local clergy, describing scenes of great fear — but also tremendous hope...

IRAQ UPDATE: Christians in Nineveh Plain Share Hope, but Need Assurances (One-to-One blog, 25 October 2016) Church bells rang as soldiers affixed a homemade cross at the summit of a dome of a church in the newly liberated town of Bartella, once home to more than 20,000 Iraqi Christians...

IRAQ UPDATE: Iraq’s Archbishop Warda at CNEWA: ‘Persecution Started on Good Friday’ (One-to-One blog, 24 October 2016) CNEWA was privileged to welcome to our New York offices on Monday Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq...

Journey to Iraq: Cardinal Dolan Reflects on “Remarkable Experience” (One-to-One blog, 5 May 2016) Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), recently spent a week, 6-12 April 2016, in Iraqi Kurdistan on a pastoral visit to that region’s displaced Christian families...



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