Catholics in our country are barely aware that our coreligionists around the world are persecuted in dozens of countries.
The U.S. Catholic Church will focus attention on the plight of persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria with a day of prayer Nov. 26 and a weeklong observance to raise awareness and educate people about their situation.
Although security is paramount, Iraqi Christians want to see reconciliation take place, enabling the country’s diverse mosaic of religions and ethnicities to live side by side.
It’s an open question as to just what the United States would do for the Middle East’s Christian minorities under the presidential administration of Donald Trump.
As heavy fighting continues across the Ninevah Plain, some Christians displaced by the Islamic State group have given up the dream of returning home and joined the stream of refugees leaving the war-torn country. Others remain here in Iraqi Kurdistan, clinging to the hope that they can someday go back to their villages. “When we […]