ACN Press Release – Destruction of an ancient monastery in Mosul

Iraq “A symbol of our presence” Christians in Iraq are distressed at the destruction of Iraq’s oldest monastery by ISIS Since it was made known that Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery was destroyed by the terrorist militia “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,” ISIS there has been widespread distress in Iraq. “St. Elijah’s Monastery in Mosul […]


  “I want to stay in Iraq, I love it.”  By Maria Lozano, ACN International, Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   This morning we [the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) delegation], left Ankawa and Erbil with their concentration of tens of thousands of refugees, and drove with Archbishop Emil Nona of […]

“My diocese no longer exists”

The advance of the ISIS warriors has left thousands of Iraqi Christians homeless – The Catholic Church is helping Christians and Muslims By Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada “Ahlan wa sahlan. Welcome,” is Archbishop Amel Nona’s friendly greeting to an anxious looking veiled woman who enters his office. He […]

Press Release – Iraq: “A secular state would be the solution”

On Wednesday Iraq will be voting for a new parliament – What kind of future can the country’s Christians expect?  Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin Montreal, Wednesday April 30 – In view of the Iraqi parliamentary elections underway today, representatives of the Catholic Church in the country have expressed high expectations. […]