Blessed Mother Teresa: I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion


At the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C, on February 5, 1994,  Mother Theresa dared to speak her mind and heart about the right to life. Here is the text of her unforgettable address. On the last day, Jesus will say to those on His right hand, “Come, enter the Kingdom. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was sick and you visited me.” Then Jesus will turn to those on His left hand and say, “Depart from me … Continue reading

Five foreign missionaries witness to years of service to Christ in Iraq


They came from Syria, France, Argentina, Belgium, and India to Mesopotamia. Some of them have been living in Iraq more than forty years to witness to the love of Christ in the land of martyrs. They love Baghdad and its people and decided to continue living and serving this country despite the enormous challenges, hardships and lack of security. Working in Baghdad silently and with great humility, those missionaries care only to announce the word of God to those who are hungry for it. They did not hesitate last Friday … Continue reading

Dangerous professions


In this place where we are carrying on our mission, there are things that seem impossible when seen from outside. Often, you get used to them in such a way that you note their strangeness only in other environments and on seeing the reactions of the people. These expressions of surprise make us become aware of how strange these strange things are. An example of this is the matter of dangerous professions. In a “normal” world, some activities are considered dangerous because of what they involve, because of the accidents … Continue reading

Feast of Christ the King, Bagdad, Iraq


On Sunday, November 24 we celebrated the Feast of Christ the King in an atmosphere of great joy. The apostolic nuncio, Monsignor Jorge Lingua celebrated the mass and the church was full. Despite the difficulties to travel in Bagdad, people from many places of the city attended. One must take into account that besides fearing attacks, there are other difficulties: because it was an even day, those who could travel in cars were those who have even patents (it’s a meaningless law that exists here established to reduce the traffic … Continue reading

Christmas with bombs


On December 25th we had a beautiful Christmas with our faithful. As on every year, we had two Masses in the morning, the second of which presided by the apostolic nuncio, His Excellency Giorgio Lingua Nuncio. There were many people at Mass and there was great joy. In the afternoon we got a call from a priest from Argentina who was worried about us because he had read that in another neighborhood in Baghdad, a church had been attacked on the same day in the morning. It was strange, because … Continue reading

Ayatollah al-Sistani: the violence against Christians are a threat to the whole country


ASIA/IRAQ – Najaf (Agenzia Fides) – Violence that affect Christians in Iraq represent a loss for the entire country. This is the conviction expressed by Ayatollah Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani, during a meeting on Wednesday, January 8th with a delegation of the Community of Sant’Egidio received in audience by the major political and spiritual leader of Iraqi Shiites in the holy city of Najaf. This was made known by local sources consulted by Fides Agency, that reported the contents of a press conference held after the meeting by Andrea Trentini, a member … Continue reading

You are crazy! What are you doing here?


You are crazy! What are you doing here? The reactions from people when we tell about our mission in the Middle East are varied. But there is one that is repeated time and time again. Many times we have heard expressions like the above because we remain in these places. Normally we answer by repeating what Christ said “Go into all the world” and not just to the places which we know, we understand, places that are safe, or where the majority are Christians, etc. Also we have to go … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!


Our joy is Jesus Christ, your love is faithful and inexhaustible! (Pope Francis) Merry Christmas! Fr. Jorge, Fr. Luis and catholic community of latin cathedral of Baghdad Missionaries of the Institute of the Incarnate Word in Iraq     

Fraternity extinguishes war


MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE  WORLD DAY OF PEACE 1 JANUARY 2014 FRATERNITY, THE FOUNDATION AND PATHWAY TO PEACE 1. In this, my first Message for the World Day of Peace, I wish to offer to everyone, individuals and peoples, my best wishes for a life filled with joy and hope. In the heart of every man and woman is the desire for a full life, including that irrepressible longing for fraternity which draws us to fellowship with others and enables us to see them … Continue reading