According to estimates by UNICEF, more than five million children need humanitarian aid in Syria alone.
The vast majority of Iraqi Christians are Aramaic-speaking native Assyrians. Iraq has been their home for 2,000 years.
He expressed these hopes to Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, as well as a number of other bishops from Iraq.
The decision impacts over one hundred Christian families who rely upon the land as a source of livelihood.
Stephen Rasche urges Christians in the West to pray for Christians in the Middle East in order to give them courage.
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Najeeb Michael Moussa, talked about the prospects of Christians in the country.
One third of Iraqi Christians either live under the control of or are surrounded by Iranian-backed militias.
Almost 430 people have died and 20,000 wounded in mass rallies
Help must be taken where there are problems, rather than bringing problems here