The bombings took place a day after the Vatican released a statement indicating that the papal trip to Iraq would take place ‘subject to variations’ on March 5-8.
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If the voyage takes place as planned, Pope Francis will be the first pope to visit Iraq, which is still recovering from the devastation inflicted by the Islamic State.
A new report names Australia as one of the primary locations where Iraqi Christians emigrate, with at least 139,000 moving there since 2007.
COMMENTARY: Part II — Iraq’s largest Catholic town is fully encircled by an Iran-backed militia. In the context of worsening U.S.-Iran relations, some locals are afraid Iran’s impact on their lives will worsen.
COMMENTARY: PART I — Iraq’s mostly Catholic Christian population declined from 5% to 0.2% between 2003 and 2019. Today, after 17 years of church bombings, targeted assassinations, kidnapping and displacement, the Christian population in Iraq likely stands at 120,000.
After escaping persecution from Islamist militants in Iraq, Hala Warda is preparing to return to Northern Iraq to help rebuild a Christian presence almost destroyed by ISIS.
The region, which was targeted by one of the pair of missile attacks launched yesterday as retaliation against the U.S., is home to several thousand Christians who have been trying to rebuild their lives.
Assyrian Iraqi Christian Pascale Warda served as minister for immigration and refugees in the Iraqi interim government that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
After Bakhdida's liberation from the Islamic State in 2016, Masses resumed in the damaged cathedral as Christians returned to rebuild their community.
‘We will all leave this world one day. Trust in God.’