The Pope’s Visit to Iraq: “Respect for Christians will grow.”

Archbishop Bashar Warda, who will be hosting Pope Francis on his visit to Iraq, hopes for more awareness on the part of the Muslim majority for the country’s Christians. A few days before the arrival of Pope Francis in Iraq, the expectations of the local Church are high. “We hope that his visit to the […]

ACN Feature story – Iraq: Batanya is back

Iraq Batnaya is back Text by John Pontifex, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Posted on line March 18, 2020 Catholic charity to help rebuild flattened Christian village A massive program has just received the go ahead to help revive a Christian village in Iraq, which was almost completely razed to the […]

ACN PRESS – Message from Chaldean Patriarch of Iraq, Msgr Louis Sako I

                Iraq Message to the Media from the Chaldean Patriarch With a few days to go before Christmas, Aid to the Church in Need received a message from the Chaldean Patriarch of Iraq.  This message reflects directly what Patriarch Msgr Louis Sako, ascertains as to the situation of […]

Mass in the Latin Cathedral of Istanbul with Pope Francis

 Turkey/Istanbul “This is the true face of the Universal Church that we see here – one of different languages and peoples.” By Sébastien de Courtois, ACN International – Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   A crowd of Catholics has been waiting for fifteen hours for Pope Francis on the square in front of the […]

Iraq – If you want to kill us for our faith then we are prepared to die here and now”

John Pontifex, ACN United Kingdom When Christian villagers from the Iraqi town of Caramles fled advancing IS forces, 80-year-old Victoria was among a dozen or so unable to leave. The widow, a Chaldean Catholic, knew nothing about the sudden evacuation that had suddenly emptied this ancient village she had known for so long. Next morning […]