The Chaldean Patriarchate in Iraq has begun to distribute funds to dioceses and parishes to begin the rebuilding of communities in areas liberated from so-called Islamic State (ISIS).
As Patriarch Raphael Louis Sako I led a delegation to the Nineveh Plain last week to view for himself the damage inflicted on homes and churches by the terror group, it was announced that newly formed committees have already offered the equivalent of €380,000 in rebuilding funds to encourage displaced Christians to return to their villages.
Towards the reconstruction, Patriarch Sako issued an appeal to Chaldean communities around the world to contribute to the fund.
On arriving in Telkaif as part of his tour, the Patriarch led prayers for peace in the region and for the speedy return of Christians to their ancestral home.
Source: The Irish Catholic