Iraqi Christian Leader Visiting Mosul Sees Little Future for Assyrians

Father Emanuel Youkhana, an archimandrite of the Assyrian Church of the East, walks through the rubble of a demolished church in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 27. ( CNS/Paul Jeffrey)

By Paul Jeffrey Catholic News Service - 1/2/17 MOSUL, Iraq -- As some residents of the city of Mosul celebrate their new freedom from the Islamic State group, an Iraqi Christian leader who visited the war-torn city said Christian residents are unlikely to return. "I don't see a future for Christians in Mosul," said Father Emanuel Youkhana, a priest, ...

Archbishop of Canterbury intervenes to save Iraqi Christian from deportation

RT.com - 24/1/17 The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has made a bid to keep an Iraqi Christian who fled Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from being deported back to his home country. Welby has written a letter to the Home Office in support of the refugee ahead of a fresh appeal to overturn the rejection of ...

Relief for Assyrian Town Liberated From ISIS

www.religiousfreedomcoalition.org - 10/12/16 On August 6, 2014, the Islamic State overran Iraq's largest Christian city, the city of Qaraqosh. The advance forced thousands of Christians to leave the city after it had been the target of jihadist attacks for weeks. One month before, the Islamic State took over the city of Mosul and many Christian residents from Mosul ...

Iraqi Christian Refugees in North Iraq – ‘Their Tears Have Run Dry’

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Aid to the Church in Need - October 2014 Father Andrzej Halemba heads the Middle East Section of international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. Earlier this month, he visited the displaced Christians of Iraq: "It is the most tragic thing that I have ever experienced," he said. Do the Christians in Erbil there still have ...

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 ...

Muslims Terrorizing Christian Girls in Iraq

Frank Kitman 19/5/2011 I edited and translated a most heartbreaking testimony by Sister Hatune of the Syrian-Orthodox monastery in Warburg, Germany. She makes an amazing effort to help and protect the ruthlessly persecuted Christians in Iraq. In recent years, a horrifying number of kidnappings, rapes and mutilations of Iraqi Christian girls has been perpetrated by Muslim gangs. ...

Church leader urges Iraqi Christians to quit Country

7/11/2010 A senior Iraqi Christian is to call on believers to quit the country, after gunmen targeted a church in Baghdad. Archbishop Athanasios Dawood, who is based in the UK, will make his appeal during a service at the Syrian Orthodox Church in London. The archbishop has previously criticised the lack of protection for Iraqi Christians. At least 52 ...