Posts Tagged ‘Mosul’

Muslims help Catholics rebuild church in Mosul that Islamic State destroyed

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Muslims are helping Catholics, despite the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic, to rebuild a church building in northern Iraq, once ruled by the Islamic State. Islamic State that ruled Mosul from 2014 to 2016, damaged or destroyed every church in the city including the 19th century built “Our Lady of the Hour” Church, popularly called Read more

Hope for Mosul says bishop reclaiming his diocese

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Vanquishing ISIS and returning Mosul to the Christian Community is a sign of hope, says Syriac-Catholic Archbishop Petros Mouche of Mosul. The prelate says even though Mosul has been destroyed, for Syriac-Catholic Christians in Iraq its “liberation is … a cause for great joy because the bulk my diocese is comprised by Mosul and Qaraqosh Read more

Christian heritage monastery ransacked

Friday, November 25th, 2016

A Christian heritage monastery in Mosul was ransacked during Islamic States’ two-year occupation. They were finally ousted last weekend. Much of the heritage artifcats, including books, were burnt. Read more  

Caritas, Mosul, 13 million refugees

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Mosul refugees are receiving emergency aid from Caritas. Up to 1.5 million people are expected to need immediate help, while about 13 million are likely to be displaced by the end of this year as the Mosul crisis develops. The military offensive to root out ISIS militants from Mosul and surrounding villages will be a Read more

Nineveh priest says Christianity is finished in Iraq

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

An Iraqi priest from Nineveh says Christianity is finished in his homeland. “Today the story of Christianity is finished in Iraq,” the priest who identified himself as Fr Nawar told the Catholic News Agency on August 8. He is currently studying in Rome. His home city of Qaraqosh (Bakhdida) near Mosul fell to ISIS forces Read more

Global day of prayer for peace organised for Transfiguration

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A Global Day of Prayer for Peace is being organised for August 6, the feast of the Transfiguration. The international pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need and Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Rafael Sako of Iraq appealed to all people of good will to join in. A statement from Aid to the Church in Read more

Prophet Jonah’s burial site destroyed by militants

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Islamic militants have blown up a shrine traditionally regarded as the burial place of the Old Testament prophet Jonah. ISIS militants ordered everyone out of the mosque of the Prophet Younis (Jonah) in Mosul in Iraq on July 24, before blowing it up. The mosque was built on an archaeological site dating back to the Read more

Expulsion of Christians from Mosul like Nazi Germany

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The expulsion of Christians from Iraq’s second largest city has been compared to 1930’s Nazi Germany by a former British ambassador to the Holy See. Francis Campbell, who served in Rome from 2005 to 2011, said he was deeply disturbed by the West’s indifference to the events in Mosul. The extremist Islamic State of Iraq Read more