- Aug 4, 2021
The latest bombing in Baghdad came four days after 70 children received their first communion in the city of Telskuf in the Nineveh Plains, a region in northern Iraq that borders with the Kurdistan region, and which was invaded by IS in 2014.
When fighters from the Islamic State group overran huge swaths of Iraq seven years ago, they laid waste to an untold number of buildings and religious sites.
Pope Francis offered his prayers and condolences after a fire at in a COVID-19 hospital ward in Iraq left at least 64 people dead.
As Iraq’s parliamentary elections continue to draw near, one of the country’s top prelates has stressed the importance of helping the nation to focus on fostering peaceful coexistence between the various religious and ethnic groups who have lived side by side for centuries.
Catholic education is taking another step forward in Irbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, affirming the country’s historical leadership role in academia.
The United Nations’ cultural agency has opened an exhibit detailing plans to restore multicultural landmarks in the Iraqi city of Mosul, underlining the role of architecture in helping heal wounds.
An Iraqi historian says when the people of Mosul “are able to regain some sense of normalcy in their lives, coexistence will come back too, and with it, reconciliation.”
One of the most authoritative Catholic voices in Iraq has argued that the survival of Christians in the country depends on the creation of a secular state where all forms of sectarianism are eradicated.