The Plight of Christians in Iraq

On Sunday, October 21, 2007, Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim, Chaldean Catholic Bishop of Detroit, will speak at a special event being held in Chicago.  The event will include a presentation by Bishop Ibrahim, a banquet of Iraqi foods and a marketplace of crafts and other religious items for sale.  It will take place at The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, 8530 West 131st Street, Palos Park, IL from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.  This is a fund raising event and tickets must be purchased in advance — $25.00 per person or $50.00 per family. 

All proceeds will benefit a Catholic hospital in Baghdad and produce catechetical materials so that Christian families can teach the faith to their children at home since going to church and attending liturgy can be life threatening.

For reservations and further information, call 630-479-6125 or email:

There is also a website of further information:

Go and learn what you won’t hear on the evening news about the the plight of Christians in war-torn Iraq.