Iraq: Sister Clara’s Dream Comes True!

Sister Clara Nas, the prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena, envisioned a new school for the children of Qaraqosh – now her dream has become a reality! On August 6, 2014, the city of Qaraqosh fell into the hands of the Islamic State (IS). The city, located on the Nineveh Plains […]

ACN Feature story— Mosul, Iraq

  ACN Feature Story—Iraq Mosul was liberated two years ago, but many Christians are still afraid to return On July 10, 2017, exactly 2 years ago, Iraqi government declared Daesh (ISIS), defeated. The liberation of Mosul took place three years after the city had been subjected to strict sharia law, including forced conversions, mass executions […]

Iraq: There are forces interested in destabilizing the situation and expelling the Christians

IRAQ: There are forces interested in destabilizing the situation and expelling the Christians   SYRIAC-ORTHODOX Archbishop Mar Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf heads the Archeparchy of Mosul, Kirkuk and the Syriac Orthodox Church. In this interview, conducted by Ragheb Elias Karash for the foundation Aid to the Church in Need (USA), he addresses the plight of Christians […]

Help for 12,000 refugee families in Mosul

Iraq 12,000 families still need help  Since the summer of 2014 when forces of the terrorist militia the so-called “Islamic State” declared an Islamic caliphate in north-west Iraq and eastern Syria, spreading fear and horror with their bestial cruelty, some 3.3 million people were forced to flee their homes in Iraq alone – many of […]

Feature Interview: Iraq – Archbishop Bashar Warda

Iraq “People will go back when Mosul is liberated” The displaced Christians in Erbil will probably not be able to return to their villages in the Nineveh Plain until the of summer 2017. While military operations have broadly secured the area, snipers, mines and pockets of militants remain. Until the final liberation of Mosul, it […]

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 […]

Press Release – Iraq : A lasting Crisis

   Iraq One year after the attack by Islamic State August 6th will mark the first anniversary of the Islamic State (IS) attack on Northern Iraq.  After 2,000 years of Christianity, the population of Mosul was uprooted, pillaged and humiliated because of its faith.  “We need national, regional and international, solidarity to put an end […]


  “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 […]

Press Release – Iraq: Shocked, in pain and worried

For Immediate Release         By Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Archbishops from Mosul, Iraq: “We call on all people of conscience in the world to put pressure on to the militants to stop the destruction”   Montreal, Thursday July 24, 2014 – In a dramatic appeal to […]

Press Release: Iraq – Create a new ‘village’ for people fleeing ISIS

By John Pontifex, ACN United Kingdom Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada   Montreal, Monday June 30, 2014 – A LEADING archbishop has called for the creation of a huge displacement centre, the size of a village, in Kurdish northern Iraq for tens of thousands of people – many of them Christians – fleeing […]