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Iraq – Restored church gives Christians hope and a reason to stay

With a long history of persecution, the Christians of Baghdeda (Qaraqosh) know that the bad times might return, but  believe that “a Church that is not persecuted is a Church that does not carry Christ.” It is a beautiful day in Baghdeda, and families are streaming into the church of St. Behnam and Sarah. The […]

Iraq’s Extremists emboldened by Taliban takeover

The threat of Daesh (ISIS) and other extremists in Iraq has grown following the taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan – according to one of the Middle East’s most respected bishops. Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil told leading Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) that the taliban’s rise to power […]