• Dominican nuns keep hope alive in northern Iraq

    Dominican nuns keep hope alive in northern Iraq

    • Apr 20, 2016

    When the Islamic State group rolled across Iraq’s Ninevah Plain in 2014, tens of thousands of Christians fled for their lives to Kurdish-controlled areas of the country. They still wait in limbo in crowded camps, facing an undefined future. The only certainty they enjoy is knowing that whatever happens to

  • The guardian angel of ancient Iraqi manuscripts

    • Oct 29, 2014

    Just as the so-called Monuments Men salvaged European masterpieces stolen by Nazi forces during World War II, a Dominican priest is protecting priceless manuscripts from falling into the hands of rampaging militants in northern Iraq. Though operating on a much smaller scale, the Rev. Najeeb Michaeel and the ancient manuscript