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Can Interreligious Dialogue Be Truly Religious?

COMMENTARY: The papal response to this question, as first answered by Benedict and then by Francis as shown during his visit to Iraq, indicates both continuity in substance and a difference in style. By Fr. Raymond J. De Souza, National Catholic Register, March 12, 2021 At the heart of the... read more

Pope Francis Defends Iraq Trip During Coronavirus Pandemic

The pontiff said that he had wrestled with the decision to travel, but put the fate of the Iraqis who flocked to see him in God’s hands. By JasonHorowitz, New York Times, March 9, 2021 ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis, lamenting that he felt like he was in “prison” under... read more

IRAQ: Parliament recognizes Christmas as a public holiday throughout the country

Agenzia Fides, December 17, 2020, Baghdad (Agenzia Fides) - From this year, Christmas becomes a public holiday throughout Iraqi territory. This is what the members of the Iraqi Parliament decided, expressing unanimously their agreement to the proposal made in recent months and made public... read more
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel Moussa of Mosul

Archbishop of Mosul: Europe has Been Weakened by its Denial of its Spiritual and Cultural Roots

In the face of the recent terror attacks that hit France and Austria, Iraqi archbishop Najeeb Michaeel, recently nominated for the Sakharov Prize, says the Old Continent is guilty of laxity with regards to the advance of radical Islam. By Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register, November... read more
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil( Jonah McKeown/CNA.)

Archbishop of Erbil: Is the US abandoning Christians at risk in Iraq?

CNA, May 17, 2019 Archbishop Bashar Warda, one of the leading voices on behalf of persecuted and displaced Christians in Iraq, released today an urgent statement regarding the retreat of U.S. personnel from key areas in the country. “The 2011 pullout by the last administration created the... read more