Iraq: Displaced Christians in need of prayer

Iraq: Displaced Christians in need of prayer

Christians in Iraq request prayer for Christian and Kurdish families impacted by Turkish bombardments of and incursions into Northern Iraq. About 80 families from the Zakho district fled the area bordering Turkey to the center of the district. Ten churches are...
Iraq: Missing aid workers released

Iraq: Missing aid workers released

Christians in Iraq and France rejoice in the release of four aid workers, missing for more than two months. The employees of SOS Chretiens d’Orient (SOS Christians of the Middle East), three French nationals and one Iraqi, were in Baghdad doing administrative...
Iraq: intimidation of Nineveh Plain Christians

Iraq: intimidation of Nineveh Plain Christians

Iraqi Christians asked us to pray for the town of Bartella, a predominantly Christian town in the Nineveh Plains, east of Mosul, where Christian communities are facing growing intimidation and threats from ethnically Shabak militias. Bartella was among the towns from...
Iraq: Christians facing intimidation

Iraq: Christians facing intimidation

Christians in Iraq request prayer following two shooting incidents outside churches in the villages of Bartella and Qaraqosh, in the first week of December 2018. On 1 December, several cars parked in front of the Syrian Catholic “St George” church in Bartella. They...
Iraq: Christians concerned after spate of deadly violence

Iraq: Christians concerned after spate of deadly violence

Christians in Iraq request prayer following a spate of violence in Baghdad in recent weeks in which Christians and Mandeans were attacked, leaving five dead. On 25 February, gunmen shot 28-year-old Samir Salah-Addin Younis, a Christian father of two. On 10 March, four...