• February 11, 2013

    Ecumenical advisor, Middle East analyst and political consultant Dr Harry Hagopian, who is also an Ekklesia associate, has been doing the round of television stations today (11 February 2013), commenting on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the wider implications of the decision about who will succeed him.

  • February 2, 2013

    Archbishop Louis Sako was elected the new Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon yesterday (1 February 2013).

  • February 2, 2013

    Pope Benedict XVI has formally welcomed the election of Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk to be the new patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church.

  • October 27, 2010

    The Vatican has spoken out against the death sentence handed down to Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz yesterday.

  • April 8, 2010

    Rowan Williams says a partial 'Western' view of their faith means Tony Blair and George Bush had little understanding of Christianity in Iraq when launching the disastrous 2003 war.

  • October 29, 2008

    US National Council of Churches' General Secretary Michael Kinnamon has welcomed a call by World Council of Churches chief the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia "to quell the violence" against the hard-pressed Christian minority in Iraq.

  • March 13, 2008

    A Chaldean Catholic archbishop kidnapped in Iraq has been found dead, the news agency of Italian bishops' conference has reported. The SIR news agency says Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho was found dead near the Iraqi city of Mosul, where he had been abducted.

  • March 9, 2008

    Church leaders in Britain, including Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, have continued to make private and public appeals for the release of Chaldean Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahno, who was kidnapped recently in Baghdad.