Iraq Christians ‘lost everything’

Iraqi Christians have “lost everything”, according to the so-called ‘Vicar of Baghdad’, Canon Andrew White. “We have been through incredible persecution. So many of our people have been killed,” said the former pastor of St. George’s Church in Baghdad, speaking in London yesterday (19 April). “My people have lost everything. . . . Read More

Vicar of Baghdad leaves Baghdad

Saying the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” is operating in Baghdad, the Anglican Vicar of Baghdad, Andrew White, has abandoned the capital city. White made the announcement on on Oct. 7, after a discussion with the head of the Anglican Church, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. “He has agreed for me to . . . Read More

IS invades monastery, steals ‘everything’ from Iraqi Christians

IS invades monastery, steals ‘everything’ from Iraqi Christians
After every known Christian is reported to have left Mosul, Islamic State fighters, IS, have now taken over a monastery near the largely Christian town of Qaraqosh, 32 miles southeast of Mosul. According to Agence France Presse IS expelled its three resident monks, a cleric and a few families living there, ordering . . . Read More

Northern Iraq no longer safe for Christians

Northern Iraq no longer safe for Christians
The Kurdish capital of Erbil is one of a number of cities where bombings have left Christians feeling unsafe.Tom Blackwell / Flickr / Creative Commons   An increase in violence against Christians in northern Iraq has increased the flow of Christians leaving the country. The north, generally considered a relatively . . . Read More

All change again in the Middle East

All change again in the Middle East
Middle Eastern Christians are experiencing one of the most significant periods in their history, according to religious and political leaders meeting in London last week. Regime changes in Egypt and Iran, and sectarian violence in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, have presented an opportunity for the Christian minority to speak out, . . . Read More