Due to the tragic events that followed the occupation of the Nineveh plain, the inhabitants of all the Christian villages are now refugees in Ankawa and Dhok. At least a hundred thousand people are homeless and in dire need of help for basic needs such as water, food and shelter (read full post for latest photos from Ankawa.com). We renew our plea to you, our supporters, to help in this on-going humanitarian crisis.
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ICIN gratefully acknowledges Carl's contribution to its various causes and will be regularly updating this website with the schedule below for news of upcoming concerts. Your support is, as always, kindly requested, and your attendance at any of these events much appreciated.
Part of Iraq Christian heritage: some churches and monasteries in Mosul and the surrounding area, most of which are currently occupied by ISIS.
A large crowd of Iraqi Christians and Supporters gathered in front of the Parliament Building last Saturday 26 July 2014 in an act of solidarity with the indigenous Christian communities of Mosul.
In solidarity with our suffering brothers and sisters of Mosul, the Eastern Iraqi churches led by the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Toma Dawood, Syrian Catholic Monsignor Nizar Semaan, Chaldean Catholic Father Nadheer, Ancient Church of the East Corepiscopos (Khoury) Fr Dr Khoshaba, Eastern Assyrian Father Tony and others are joining forces together with their communities and supporters from all parts of Britain in a demonstration in London on Saturday 26th July 2014.
In an interview granted by the Syrian (Syriac) Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Ignace Joseph III Younan, to Sergio Cenofanti of Vatican Radio (in Italian), the Patriarch declared that the Syrian Catholic Bishopric in Mosul has been completely burned down.
The full translation and an article on the new genocide letter are published in the Rorate Caeli Blog.
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In an open letter addressed to "all men of good will and those who care for the Iraqi nation", Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Baghdad, warned that Iraq is heading towards a humanitarian, cultural, and historical disaster.
Below is the full translation as published by AsiaNews.it. For the original text in Arabic, please click here.