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An ACN exclusive interview with an Iraqi priest

The following interview was conducted by Robert Lalonde, head of information for ACN Canada, on Monday, September 1st, 2014, with Father Majid McDassy o.p., Dominican fathers convent in Baghdad ____________________________________  Have any northern Iraqis moved towards Baghdad?  Yes. In fact, families are beginning to move and to come to Baghdad in order to seek refuge. […]

Iraq “Silence and passivity will encourage IS to commit more tragedies”

By Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Baghdad/Montreal, August 25, 2014 – The Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako has warned of the spreading violence of Islamic State (IS). “Silence and passivity will encourage IS fundamentalists to commit more tragedies.” The question must be asked, “Who will be next?” to be […]

Iraq – “We fear a civil war”

By Marta Petrosillo, ACN Italy Adapted by, Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Montreal, Wednesday June 18, 2014 – “We fear a civil war. If the various different opposing internal parties do not succeed in finding an agreement, then we must expect the worst. Another war would mean the end, especially for us Christians.” This […]

GIFTS FOR SOME AND THREATS FOR OTHERS

While parents here run to buy Christmas presents for their children, parents over there, in far too many countries, run under threat to protect their children from danger. The arrival of Christmas is good news! – So the hymns tell us – news which bears the promise of peace and of love.  However, Christmas has […]

PRESS RELEASE : Middle East – Meeting with Pope and prayer for peace

Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Robert Lalonde, AED Canada Montreal, November 14th, 2013 – Hopes are high, ahead of the meeting of the Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East with the Pope. Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, which is in full communion with Rome, spoke to the […]