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Iraq – Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) calls on the international community for help

The international charity is requesting support for Iraq to help the country achieve stability and economic development. After years of helping to rebuild homes and infrastructure, Pontifical Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is issuing an urgent call to the international community to help guarantee peace and stability in Iraq, as the necessary […]

Iraq: Ankawa, Home of the Christians, Comes of Age

The creation of “the biggest district of Christians in the Middle East” has been warmly welcomed by a bishop from the area who sees the development as critical for securing the future of the Church in the country. Syriac Catholic Archbishop Nathaniel Nizar Semaan of Adiabene told Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need […]

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 […]

Iraq: A Beacon of Light for Baghdeda (Qaraqosh)

Nearly a month ago, the Christians of the Nineveh Plain recalled a tragic event: the invasion by the Islamic State (IS) group six years earlier. Fortunately, there is hope with the reconstruction of a legendary church in the region. On August 6, 2014, IS fighters conquered and razed the Christian settlements of the Nineveh Plain, […]

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 […]