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Journey to Iraq: Following Cardinal Dolan’s Visit (One-to-One blog, 7 April 2016) This week, CNEWA’s Chair, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, is embarking on a pastoral visit to Iraqi Kurdistan, to visit with displaced Iraqis. The trip is already beginning to generate some press coverage, including this report from Catholic News Agency and an interview with the Cardinal in Crux...

First impressions of Erbil, Iraq, convey a city of contradictions (NCR, 7 April 2016) The first full day on the ground in the northern region of Iraq known as Iraqi Kurdistan, a semi-autonomous region recognized by the Iraqi government in Baghdad, is completed...

Cardinal Dolan visiting Iraq to show support for displaced Christians (Catholic News Agency, 6 April 2016) 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...

Cardinal seeks to put “teeth into talk” on anti-Christian persecution (Crux, 5 April 2016) Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York on Friday heads to Erbil, a city in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, and says he’s going to “put his teeth into his big talk” when it comes to supporting persecuted Christians in the Middle East. “Like everybody else, I talk a good show about supporting suffering fellow believers around the world,” Dolan told Crux on Monday. “I want to demonstrate that we mean it, to be there to answer the question, ‘Have you forgotten us?’ with a resounding ‘No, we haven’t, and it’s good for us to be here with you’.” Dolan is travelling to Iraq on behalf of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), and as a special guest of both the local Church and the Kurdistan government...

CNEWA Chair Cardinal Dolan to make pastoral visit to Iraqi Kurdistan (Press Release, 5 April 2016) — NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, will be traveling to Iraqi Kurdistan this week on a pastoral visit to that region’s displaced Christian families...



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