23 Jul 2014 | Church and World |
On July 23, 2014, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II called the representatives of the churches in Mosul to a meeting in the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon to discuss and consult on the current situation in Mosul following the threats and forced immigration that took place recently.
21 Jul 2014 | Church and World |
The Patriarchate of Jerusalem is alarmed upon hearing the horrifying statement issued by the Islamic State group, telling Christian communities in the Iraqi city of Mosul that they must convert to Islam, pay a jiziya tax, or give up all their possessions and leave the city, otherwise face imminent execution.
21 Jul 2014 | Church and World |
(Vatican Radio) Baghdad’s Christians and Muslims gathered in a show of solidarity for the families forced to flee Mosul this weekend ahead of a Islamist deadline to convert, submit to their radical rule and pay a religious levy, or die.
21 Jul 2014 | Church and World |
The MECC general secretary issued the following statement: in the midst of the painful events that are swiping across Syria, Palestine and Iraq, and what the Christians in Mosul are experiencing in particular, the Middle east in their call to the international community to take bold initiatives and stand against this fierce attack on the passive Christians of Iraq who remained steadfast in the land of their fathers and forefathers where Christianity started, and who were the precursors of cult
21 Jul 2014 | Church and World |
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his concern for the plight of Christian communities in the Iraqi town of Mosul and in other parts of the Middle East.
19 Jul 2014 | Church and World |
(Vatican Radio) The last Christian families still present in Mosul are leaving the city and are heading towards Iraqi Kurdistan.