- Jan 27, 2020
Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq, says a visit by Pope Francis would offer badly-needed encouragement and hope.
The new Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, faces a challenge of rebuilding, but not just structurally.
Archbishop Najib Mikhael Mousa of Mosul, Iraq, wants the “adventurous” Pope Francis to visit Iraq.
When Baghdad’s cardinal ordained two new bishops on Jan. 18, it seemed to send a clear message that Christianity in Iraq will live on after ISIS.
While building costs for the Old City alone are expected to be in the billions, for Mosul’s inhabitants, the city’s displaced Christian population in particular, trust will be the hardest thing to repair, if it’s even possible at all.
The Vatican has given its permission for the opening of the sainthood cause of an Iraqi priest and three deacons who were murdered by armed gunmen in Mosul.