In Kurdish Iraq, new beginnings for exiled nuns and priests


By Oliver Maksan Erbil, Iraq, Jan 14, 2015 / 04:07 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- In 2014, more than 120,000 Christians in Iraq, among them dozens of priests and religious, had to flee from the Islamic State. Many have found refuge in the autonomous Kurdish regions of Iraq after having lost everything, among them Sister Sanaa Hana. The nun is mother superior of a community of Sacred Heart Sisters. “ISIS blew up our convent in Mosul on Nov. 24. They first tried to blow up the four crosses … Continue reading

Yazidi Refugees


Dear friends of Iraq: as you know, the most persecuted people by the Islamic State are the Christians because what they hate the most is Our Lord Jesus Christ’s Cross. That’s why when they enter a city the first victims are the Christians. But their next move is to start chasing everybody who does not think like them, specially the Shia Muslims and the Yazidis (Iraqi minority that practice a pre-Islamic religion related to the old Persians). The Shias are majority in Iraq and it is not quite difficult for … Continue reading

Will an ancient Christian culture disappear unless East and West unite?


By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The East and West must cooperate to save ancient Christian cultures in the Middle East, to secure peace, and to protect humanity as a whole, an expert in Aramaic culture insists. “If Christian communities in the Middle East are targeted, you will be sure that other communities will follow soon,” warned Iraqi-born Dr. Amal Marogy. A researcher and professor of Aramaic and Middle Eastern studies at Cambridge University and Kings College in Great Britain, Marogy currently heads … Continue reading

In refugee limbo, Iraqi Christians keep the faith


By Kevin J. Jones Amman, Jordan, Dec 29, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Threatened by forced conversion or death at the hands of the Islamic State, many Iraqi Christians have had to flee their homes – but one refugee family sheltered at a Jordanian church has declared their continued faith. “We are nearly every day going to the church here. We are praying. Still we have the faith,” Dr. Imad Ibraheem Daood, a 47-year-old surgeon and father of four, told CNA Oct. 28. “We lost many things, but still … Continue reading

Audience with Pope Francis

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Fr. Jorge Cortés, IVE missionary in Iraq, was received, together with Fr. Carlos Walker, Superior General of the IVE, in a private audience by the Holy Father on Saturday, November 15th. Fr. Jorge recounted about the meeting: “The Pope greeted us standing, very close to the door through which we had entered. After we had genuflected and kissed his ring, he thanked us for the work that we are doing in Iraq. I said that we were the ones who were thankful; we thanked him for his concern and interest … Continue reading

Turkey Is Not a Welcoming Home for Christians, Neither Residents Nor Refugees


Bishop: I Cannot Resolve All the Situations ROME, November 26, 2014 ( – This reflection is provided by Sébastien de Courtois of Aid to the Church in Need. Since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, and especially since the eruption of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Turkey has become the destination—or passage way—for hundreds of thousands of refugees. Many of these are Christians from Iraq and Syria, and many are young, single people, prepared to take great risks. In early November, a boat carrying illegal migrants from … Continue reading

The cross of the Iraqi people


An Iraqi woman testifies how the young men of Baghdad celebrated the Feast of The Holy Cross amid solidarity for their refugee brothers, fear of the advance of ISIS and the hope of faith. In an age that reinforces a culture of war and faith in military violence and militant religious mainstreams as a means to resolve social and political conflicts, the feast of the exaltation of the Holy Cross comes again to confirm the power of love of the crucifix over the power of death. According to worldly standards, it … Continue reading

New jihadist blackmail for Christians in Mosul: If you do not pay, your houses will be blown up


Mosul (Agenzia Fides) – Several Christian refugees from the city of Mosul reveal that they have been blackmailed by self-styled militants of the Islamic State, who have threatened to blow up their houses from which they were forced to flee if they are not willing to promptly pay a sum of money. The recurrence of this type of blackmail by phone, denounced by the victims to the arabic site, is just the latest of the violence suffered by those who fled Mosul after the second city fell under the … Continue reading

New document proves IS sells Christian and Yazidis women

This is the price list that Islamic extremists follow when selling kidnapped women. It shows how much money they can make selling Christian and Yazidi women as slaves.

Dated on October 20th, it displays the different prices that match each age.

The age of the women vary from 1 to 50 years. Girls from 1 to 9 years-old are sold for around 140 euros. Women older than 40 usually can be bought for 50 euros. The rest of them are sold at half price.

According to the “rules,” one person cannot buy more than three women at once. Iraqis, Syrians and people from the Persian Gulf, however, can.

This video was found several days ago by Kurdish troops on the cell phone of a Jihadist. It proves the existence of a sex slave market. Many radicals are pictured, boast about the number of Yazidi women they have bought.