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Aleteia: ACNUSA Director of Outreach on report on status of Christians in northern Iraq

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Numbering about 1 million in the days before the first Gulf War, the [Christian] community has since been decimated by war, economic turmoil and jihadism.

Iraq’s Christians remain at risk of eradication—lack of security forces emigration

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“The international community must take immediate and decisive action to tackle the problems which are threatening the continuing Christian presence in Iraq.”

Lebanese prelate: ‘protest does not unite a divided country’

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“What can unite [Lebanon] is a unifying education and a functioning model of national governance. 

In Lebanon, priest—a convert from Islam—cares for the poor, needy

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“I see Jesus in every human being. If we only knew whom we are serving—Jesus, who lives in every human being—then we would kneel while we are serving the poor or helping the sick.”

Iran: ‘a Church without martyrs would be like a tree without fruit’

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“Currently we are going through a new period of crisis, which began with the revolution of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. All the Catholic schools and hospitals, which were part of our outreach, were closed, which considerably diminished our presence in society.”

Episcopal letter from Aleppo, Syria—’I am happy this Pentecost’

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“Yet, despite everything, despite all successive, multiple sufferings and innumerable setbacks, coming home today I am aware of deep inside me being truly happy and satisfied!”

‘Please stay at home’—Iraqi Patriarch in urgent appeal as COVID-19 cases top 5,000

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Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako said the country’s medical services, still shattered after the 2003 collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime, are already in crisis, with coronavirus cases topping 5,000.

In northern Iraq, hope that the pandemic will boost spirit of love

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“[Christ] managed to resurrect the dead and heal all kinds of disease. Our belief in him is great. He can end our crisis. And perhaps these difficult circumstances will reconcile us with God.”

With eye on pandemic, ACN launches new emergency aid program for Syrian Christians

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Many people in Syria have already reached the end of their strength, as a result of the war and the ongoing economic sanctions. But now they have to face a new enemy, the coronavirus.

Help Complete a New Church and Community Center in Egypt

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Abnee Baitak is a new satellite suburb of the town of Madinat as-Sadis min Uktubar, the “Town of the 6th of October,” which itself is a …

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Words of Comfort and Hope

“This brief note is to let you know that we, the monks in Sri Lanka, are praying for the whole world every day from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm before the Blessed Sacrament. And as we pray for the whole world, we have not forgotten you at ACN; you and your loved ones are also remembered in a special way. We pray that the Good Lord may protect you, your loved ones from this pandemic as we believe in a God who is good.”