Knights of Columbus to Send $2M to Restore Christian Town in Iraq

(via Catholic News Service) In 2014, the Islamic State removed hundreds of families of religious minorities from their homes in Karamdes, a mostly Christian town on the Ninevah Plain in Iraq. Just over two years later, the town, also known as Karemlash, was liberated. The Knights of Columbus will raise $2 million to assist these… Continue reading Knights of Columbus to Send $2M to Restore Christian Town in Iraq

Catholic Group Sends 15 Virgin Mary Statues to Iraq to Replace Ones Destroyed by ISIS

(via Catholic Herald) A Catholic charity has sent 15 statues of the Virgin Mary to the Middle East to replace ones destroyed by ISIS. The group Œuvre d’Orient, a French association dedicated to helping persecuted Christians, has sent the statues from Lourdes to Ankawa, a suburb of the city of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, which… Continue reading Catholic Group Sends 15 Virgin Mary Statues to Iraq to Replace Ones Destroyed by ISIS