Posted on 03/4/2021 02:33 AM ()
After centuries of Ottoman rule, Iraq emerged as a political unit of its own one hundred years ago. Over the past century, Iraqi Christians have witnessed times of wealth and peaceful coexistence, but they have also had to endure some horrible wars and persecutions.
Posted on 03/3/2021 10:46 AM ()
Awaiting Pope Francis’ arrival in Iraq on Friday, 5 March, Iraqis of all faiths are preparing to welcome him. The Chaldean Patriarch, Cardinal Sako, says hopes are high for a spiritual renewal in the name of fraternity.
Posted on 03/3/2021 08:55 AM ()
A new report released by the United Nation’s children’s fund draws attention to the “catastrophic education emergency worldwide” that the Covid-19 lockdowns have created.
Posted on 03/3/2021 08:40 AM ()
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, celebrates Mass on Tuesday for all those who have died of Covid-19 in Europe.
Posted on 03/3/2021 08:15 AM ()
Fr Rebwar Basa, a parish priest in Essen Germany, reflects on the hopes, expectations and concerns of the thousands of Iraqi/Chaldean Catholics in the diaspora who cannot travel to their homeland due to the pandemic, but nonetheless joyfully await Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to Iraq, which begins on Friday.
Posted on 03/3/2021 07:50 AM ()
The encyclical of Pope Francis on fraternity and social friendship is now available in the Russian language. Pope Francis sends a message on the occasion of the release of the translation in Moscow on Wednesday.
Posted on 03/3/2021 07:00 AM ()
As the Pope prepares for his historic visit to Iraq, humanitarian consultant Maha Ganni speaks about her hopes for his trip. She also charts her own journey from that of a migrant in Kuwait, to assisting refugees today.
Posted on 03/3/2021 06:27 AM ()
In a joint statement, various religious organizations express joy for Pope Francis' historic Apostolic Visit to Iraq (5-8 March) and renew their commitment to rebuilding a society based on solidarity and fraternity.
Posted on 03/3/2021 04:34 AM ()
In the run-up to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to Iraq, he asks the faithful to accompany his journey with prayers so it may bear fruit for the Middle Eastern nation. The journey is scheduled to take place from 5 to 8 March.
Posted on 03/3/2021 04:02 AM ()
Pope Francis appeals for an end to violence against anti-coup protesters in Myanmar, and calls on the military junta to release political prisoners and allow the country to continue its journey toward democracy.