‘We Are All Christians’: Aid for Iraq’s Persecuted Faithful

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Currents News Staff

Since the United States-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime, the Christian community there has dwindled from 1.5 million to less than 120,000.

Despite the fact that the Islamic State terror group has been defeated in the country, the Archbishop of Erbil, Bashar Warda, believes there is still a fear stopping Christians from coming home.

Speaking to British Catholic leaders on the topic of Iraqi Christian persecution, he challenged them, asking if they would ever carry signs that say ‘We are all Christians.’

One woman has personally witnessed the persecution of Christians, Zina Kiryakos.

Kiryakos is a Chaldean Catholic. Born in Baghdad, she is now living in Troy, Michigan and is the President of the Iraqi Christian Foundation, an organization that provides aid and advocates for Iraqi and Syrian Christians. 

She joins us from Troy to discuss her personal experience and share how people at home can help these persecuted Christians.