One important theme of the pontificate of Pope Francis has been a message of hope to Christians in the Middle East and Africa that they are not forgotten.
Gregory J. Mansour & Toufic BaakliniApril 2, 2021
Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq was the first of its kind in papal history. The remaining Christians in Iraq long anticipated his visit, including to an Assyrian city just 23 miles (37 kilometers) east of Mosul.
Evon SworeshoMarch 11, 2021
Hopefully, Pope Francis’ trip to visit the Christians in Iraq will not only lift their spirits but also inspire change so that they can stay and prosper in their ancient homeland, which would benefit all of Iraq.
Nadine MaenzaMarch 3, 2021
After becoming direct victims of ISIS violence in 2014, no significant Christian groups in northern Iraq chose neutrality, and most fought in Christian militias rather than integrating into larger Iraqi or Kurdish forces.
Roger PetersenMay 11, 2018
On December 22, 2017, the Dutch government published a letter recognizing that in all likelihood Daesh (ISIS) perpetrates genocide against religious groups in Syria and Iraq.
Ewelina U. OchabJanuary 30, 2018
Discriminatory policies and negligence within the United Nations are aggravating a crisis among Christians in the Middle East.
Alexander W. TitusJanuary 16, 2018
We as Christians are called to remember that “if one member suffers, all suffer together,” so we cannot forget these Iraqi Christian refugees.
Igor SabinoJanuary 10, 2018
The American forces who died fighting ISIS fighters in Niger deserve our gratitude, their families our compassion and help, and their mission in the African theater of operations our support.
Rebeccah HeinrichsOctober 30, 2017
The Kurdish independence movement gives the United States a unique opportunity to support a government as it transitions towards democracy and becomes a viable Middle Eastern partner within a region of chaos.
Andrew LarsenSeptember 12, 2017