The Pilgrim's Journey

People of the Year 2014: Persecuted Christians in Iraq

R RLast Updated: December 19th, 2014Church News, World News

(Rome Reports) It’s a tragedy ROME REPORTS witnessed firsthand. Iraqi Christians forced out of their homes under the threat of being killed. Just a few years ago, there were roughly 2 million Christians in Iraq. Now there are less than 250,000. It was never easy to be Christian in the country, but even as a … Read More

Pope Francis donates $1 million to Iraqi refugees

R RLast Updated: August 25th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis, World News

(CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has given $1 million as a personal contribution to help Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been forced from their homes, according to his personal envoy to the country. Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, visited Erbil as Pope Francis’ envoy from … Read More

Violence against Iraqi Christians has Pope very concerned

R RLast Updated: August 7th, 2014Church News, World News

(Vatican Radio) The Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, has issued a statement communicating the Holy Father’s prayerful concern over the violence raging in Iraq, and especially for the Christians affected by the violence. In the statement, Fr. Lombardi says, “The Holy Father is following with deep concern … Read More