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A crucifix which survived the destruction wreaked by ISIS is becoming a symbol of the Iraqi Church’s rebirth

Mgr John Kozar, international president of CNEWA, said daunting challenges face Christians who return to their country

The walk will take place during Holy Week and will begin with a Palm Sunday Mass in Irbil

Iraqis fleeing the fighting against Islamic State (IS) group are seen in Mosul

Francis said forces involved in the battle to drive ISIS from the city have an obligation to protect innocents

Their future depends on help from the West, according to a senior Chaldean Catholic official

The French government and the charities have signed an accord calling for ‘an alternative to the death voyages in the Mediterranean’

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The protest took place outside the UN regional headquarters in Beirut

Archbishop Warda had been invited by a member of Congress to talk about the persecution of Iraqi Christians

Fr Emanuel Youkhana visited the war-torn city last week