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Tonight on Perspectives: Support for Christians in Iraq, prayers for Gaza and condolences for Pope Francis flood in after family members die in a tragic car crash.   ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis leads prayers for peace in Iraq while Church leaders around the world call for the international community to help displaced Iraqis. Also, Pope Francis prepares for his Korean trip with a pre-departure video message for Koreans. ...read more
Most of the 80,000 Iraqi Christians forced out of their villages in recent days and weeks have taken refuge around the churches in Ain Kawa, a Christian neighbourhood of Erbil, according to aid officials in Iraq. A member of the Sant’Egidio Community in Iraq reported to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association that Christian churches ...read more
Today on Perspectives: Pope Francis has called on the international community to step up and take responsibility for displaced Christians and religious minorities in Iraq. Sebastian Gomes talks to Cardinal Gerard Lacroix about fraternity, and Canada has a new Ambassador to the Holy See. ...read more
Today on Perspectives: CNEWA launches a campaign to rush aid to Iraqi Christians who fled Mosul to save their lives. Pope Francis’ travel agenda expands, and Fransiscan Sisters show others how to live carbon-netural with their unique straw-bale house. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, Pope Francis and others speak out against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria expelling the last of Mosul’s Christian population. ...read more
Today on Perspectives, nuns and orphans are freed by their hostage takers in Iraq as the country’s stability continually comes into question. Cardinal George addresses the child migrant situation along the US-Mexico border and a look at the launch of the website for Pope Francis’ visit to Korea next month. ...read more
In Vatican City this morning, His Holiness Pope Francis held his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Arriving by pope mobile, the Holy Father took time to travel through the square greeting the many tens of thousands of pilgrims present. He even took time to get up close and personal with a number of ...read more
The Meera’s look like any other family at the ethnically diverse parish of St. Anthony of Padua in Brampton, Ontario. They warmly greet fellow parishioners as they arrive for Mass, as if they have been here a lifetime. But just a few weeks prior, they were stuck in one of the most dangerous countries on ...read more
Below is the official text of the catechesis of Archbishop Bashar Warda, CSsR, catechesis, as delivered on Day 6 of the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. Archbishop Warda is the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil in Iraq. Introduction: Catechesis Today I am invited to present a catechesis on suffering. A catechesis is not just a preaching ...read more