- Sep 20, 2020
A Chaldean Catholic archbishop in Iraq said he and other bishops were “delighted” that the United States Agency for International Development is making good on its pledge to help Iraq’s historic Christian, Yazidi and other religious minorities rebuild their lives after attacks by Islamic State militants.
The United States Agency for International Development has announced it is investing $10 million into coalitions led by Catholic Relief Services and Heartland Alliance to help rebuild Christian and other minority communities in Iraq who suffered genocide under the Islamic State.
Four political leaders from both parties spoke at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and they each went in their own directions with their speeches.
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, arguably has the toughest gig for any Catholic bishop in the world, supporting genocide victims at the hands of ISIS.
As the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela deepens, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced that the United States will provide nearly $16 million in aid to Venezuelan refugees.
Aid to the Church in Need, a papal foundation supporting persecuted Christians, will bathe the Roman Colosseum with red light Feb. 24 to call attention to martyrdom around the world.