‘You are not forgotten,’ Cardinal Dolan tells Iraq’s Christians and Yazidis

Dohuk, Iraq, Apr 10, 2016 / 03:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On his second full day in Iraq, Cardinal Timothy Dolan traveled three hours to Dohuk, the city where the majority of those who fled Mosul, including the members of the minority Yazidi population, escaped to when ISIS overran the city.After the lengthy ride, Cardinal Dolan briefly visited a medical dispensary set up by CNEWA, where he greeted the staff and some refugees, most of whom come from Mosul.He then traveled to the Inishke village … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Dolan in Iraqi seminarians: you will convert the world

Erbil, Iraq, Apr 9, 2016 / 03:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After spending his first full day in Erbil, Iraq, Cardinal Timothy Dolan gave a special message to men studying in Iraq’s only remaining seminary for diocesan priests.“You, you will be the apostles. You will be the heralds. You will help convert the world,” Cardinal Dolan said April 9.He spoke to the nearly 30 seminarians currently studying at St. Peter Patriarchal Seminary for the Chaldean Patriarchate in Erbil after … [Read more...]

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These Iraqi children have lost everything – except their faith

Erbil, Iraq, Apr 7, 2016 / 03:30 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Six hundred Christian children whose families fled ISIS violence in 2014 have lost their homes, schools, sometimes friends, sanitary living conditions and the stability of a normal life.However, despite their many losses, there's one thing they never left behind and which continues to grow stronger everyday: their faith.When it comes to the question of how to persevere in the faith – and pass it on with terrorists … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Dolan visiting Iraq to show support for displaced Christians

Erbil, Iraq, Apr 6, 2016 / 09:36 am (CNA).- This week Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, will travel to Iraqi Kurdistan in order to offer support to families displaced by extremist violence.The news of the cardinal’s visit came in an April 5 press release from Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), which he chairs.He will be joined by CNEWA board member Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, CNEWA President … [Read more...]

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There is no confirmation that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified on Good Friday

Aden, Yemen, Mar 28, 2016 / 10:24 am (CNA).- Reports claiming that a kidnapped priest in Yemen was crucified over the weekend are likely false and irresponsible, the local bishop told CNA Monday.Several blogs and media outlets are reporting that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday. However, there has been no confirmation of the event by friends, family or Fr. Uzhunnalil’s community.The original reports were based on a statement Austrian Cardinal Christoph … [Read more...]

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There is no confirmation that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified on Good Friday

Aden, Yemen, Mar 28, 2016 / 10:24 am (CNA).- Reports claiming that a kidnapped priest in Yemen was crucified over the weekend are likely false and irresponsible, the local bishop told CNA Monday.Several blogs and media outlets are reporting that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday. However, there has been no confirmation of the event by friends, family or Fr. Uzhunnalil’s community.The original reports were based on a statement Austrian Cardinal Christoph … [Read more...]

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There is no confirmation that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified on Good Friday

Aden, Yemen, Mar 28, 2016 / 10:24 am (CNA).- Reports claiming that a kidnapped priest in Yemen was crucified over the weekend are likely false and irresponsible, the local bishop told CNA Monday.Several blogs and media outlets are reporting that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday. However, there has been no confirmation of the event by friends, family or Fr. Uzhunnalil’s community.The original reports were based on a statement Austrian Cardinal Christoph … [Read more...]

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