Catholicos-Patriarch Mar Dinkha IV Calls 3 Day Fast for Iraq’s Christians

2/9/14 (AINA) -- The head of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, Patriarch Khaninia Dinkha IV, has called for a three day fast for the Assyrians of Iraq and Syria, who have become refugees in their own lands. 200,000 Assyrians have fled their homes because of ISIS and are now living in church ...

Purged By ISIS, Iraq’s Christians Appeal to World for Help

Fox News - 25/7/14 Iraqi Christians are begging for help from the civilized world after Mosul, the northern city where they have lived and worshiped for 2,000 years, was purged of non-Muslims by ISIS, the jihadist terror group that claims to have established its own nation in the region. Assyrian Christians, including Chaldean and Syriac Catholics, Syriac Orthodox ...

What Next for Iraq’s Christians?

http://www.economist.com - 22/7/14 Apart from praying and lamenting, is there anything else that concerned outsiders, such as the Western churches, should be doing to help Christians and other religious minorities in northern Iraq? That is a real question, not least because Iraqi Christian leaders are in a quandary themselves. Until a few weeks ago, Mosul and its environs ...

A Desperate Cry From Iraq’s Christians

By Katie Gorka http://www.breitbart.com - 21/7/14 Iraq's Christian leaders have just made a desperate cry for help. Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, head of Iraq's Catholic church, has issued an appeal "to all who have a living conscience in Iraq and all the world." The situation for Iraq's Christians has been steadily deteriorating ever since the 2003 invasion, in ...

Iraq Christians See ISIL Uprooting Prophet Jonah’s Remains As Dire Portent

By Miko Morelos http://www.ecumenicalnews.com - 16/7/14 Members of Jihadist group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are believed to have unearthed the remains of revered biblical Prophet Jonah in Mosul. This act is fueling the fears of Christian leaders in Iraq that the persisting violence could spell the end of 2000 years of Christianity in the ...

The Religious Cleansing of Iraq’s Christians

By Lela Gilbert Fox News - 21/6/14 Just a year ago, after months of bombings, shootings and kidnappings, Baghdad's Monsignor Pios Cacha made a grim prediction. He said that his Iraqi Christian community was experiencing the kind of religious cleansing that eradicated the country's once-thriving Jewish community half a century before. His rather prophetic words made headlines in Lebanon's ...

The Cleansing of Iraq’s Christians Is Entering Its End Game

11/6/14 The government of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, fell overnight to the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, also called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Mosul's panic-stricken Christians, along with many others, are now fleeing en masse to the rural Nineveh Plain, according to the Vatican publication Fides. The border crossings ...