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Iraqi archbishop fears more persecution, says IS went underground

CHESTER, England — Christianity in Iraq is just one wave of persecution away from extinction, said the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Basra. In an interview...

After 27 years in military as chaplain, Father John Mink retires

  Father John J. Mink, pastor of St. Ann’s Parish in Wilmington, recently retired after 27 years of military service in the Delaware National Guard....

Knights to send $2 million to restore Christian town in Iraq

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In 2014, the Islamic State removed hundreds of families of religious minorities from their homes in Karamdes, a mostly Christian...

House OKs aid to genocide victims; Senate urged to act quickly

WASHINGTON — The co-authors of a House bill that will provide humanitarian aid to Christians and other religious groups suffering at the hands of...

Bishop briefs Tillerson on church’s interest in building the ‘common good’

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace met with the country’s top diplomat, Rex Tillerson,...

Pope expresses shock over cruelty waged against innocent Iraqis

VATICAN CITY — As a military operation in northern Iraq fights to wrest control of areas held by retaliating Islamic State forces, Pope Francis...

Once Iraq recaptures Mosul, people will still need help, says archbishop

  Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The military operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group is not the only...

Displaced Iraqi Christians are weary of waiting to go home

Catholic News Service AINKAWA, Iraq (CNS) -- Abu and Um Sabah had to trade a tent anchored in a soft, grassy patch in a park...

Hearing focuses on need to protect religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Capitol Hill hearing May 26 focused on protecting religious minorities, including Christians, from ongoing Islamic State persecution in Iraq and...

Chaldean patriarch appeals to Iraqi leaders to work for reconciliation

  Catholic News Service   BAGHDAD (CNS) -- Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad urged Iraq's leaders to put an end to the "institutional, economic and...

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