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Pope Francis embraces the Primate of the Chaldean Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, during his audience with Chaldean Bishops

Pope Francis embraces the Primate of the Chaldean Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, during his audience with Chaldean Bishops

Pope Francis urges Iraqi Chaldean bishops to be builders of unity

05/10/2017 13:41

Pope Francis has urged leaders of the Chaldean Church to be builders of unity, favouring dialogue and collaboration between all actors of Iraqi society. The Pope was addressing bishops in Rome for the Synod of the Chaldeans, taking place from 4 to 8 October.

A general view of the destruction in Mosul's Old City.

A general view of the destruction in Mosul's Old City.

Mosul: The continued suffering of civilians

10/07/2017 12:15

Iraqi forces slowly advanced Monday to retake the last patch of ground in Mosul where Islamic State militants are holding on to a tiny sliver of the Old City. As the conflict comes to an end the Norwegian Refugee Council is warning of the continued suffering of civilians.

Hana Slewa Mosaky is part of Mosaic Stories

Hana Slewa Mosaky, who fled with other Christians from the Iraqi city of Qaraqosh in August 2014, has embroidered images of her homeland on a wraparound dress

Protecting the cultural heritage of Middle Eastern refugees

20/04/2017 17:21

Writer and teacher Stephanie Saldaña is founder of the project, 'Mosaic Stories' which seeks to preserve the cultural heritage of people fleeing from conflict in the Middle East

the Hellenistic Temple of Mrn in Hatra

the Hellenistic Temple of Mrn in Hatra

Christians and Muslims in Iraq march together for peace

10/04/2017 11:20

This Holy Week in Iraq, Christians and Muslims will walk for 140 km through the Nineveh Plain in the name of peace and the end of violence in a once mostly Christian inhabited area.

 

Pope Francis with a delegation from Iraq's Supervisory Boards and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Pope Francis with a delegation from Iraq's Supervisory Boards and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Pope to interreligious Iraqi group: ‘Abraham our common father’

29/03/2017 13:28

Pope Francis on Wednesday greeted the members of a delegation from the Iraqi Supervisory Boards and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, calling their visit and dialogue "a true, fraternal richness, and is, therefore, a path towards peace"

A man cries next to the destroyed houses where 23 members of his family were killed during fighting in the western side of Mosul

A man cries next to the destroyed houses where 23 members of his family were killed during fighting in the western side of Mosul

Pope appeals for protection for Iraqi civilians trapped in war

29/03/2017 11:56

Pope Francis appealed for a concerted effort to protect Iraqi civilians who are victims of an ongoing bloody war and he prayed in particular for those who are trapped in the embattled city of Mosul. His words came at the end of his catechesis during the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Pope Francis appealed for prayers for the Iraqi people and for cooperation with civil protection forces in western Mosul during his Audience

Pope Francis appealed for prayers for the Iraqi people and for cooperation with civil protection forces in western Mosul during his weekly General Audience

Pope Francis renews appeal for prayers for Iraqi people

29/03/2017 11:05

Pope Francis has asked for prayers for the people of Iraq, also appealing for all in Mosul to “engage fully with the civil protection forces, as an imperative and urgent obligation.”

 

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