"The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have generously endorsed this initiative and urge all Catholics and Christians to join together in prayer on 6 August and again over the weekend of 9/10 August.
“I appeal for your prayers so that God may show the people of Iraq his infinite mercy – comfort the mourners, bind their wounds and heal the broken-hearted in those biblical lands that have been a cradle of civilisation.” The Right Rev Declan Lang – Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
The ancient Christian community in Iraq is being decimated. People are fleeing for their lives ahead of acts of terror by ISIS (now Islamic State) and their avowed ambition of ridding Iraq of the hated Christian presence and of eradicating an Iraqi community with a 2,000 year-old heritage.
In a situation that seems hopeless and where political intervention is proving fruitless, PRAYER is our most powerful resource
Please join ACN’s global campaign of prayer and solidarity by standing with our brothers and sisters in Iraq by saying ‘I am Iraqi, I am Christian.’ Read more here