The Aid to the Church in Need will fund two new projects to benefit Iraqi Christian families and other minorities who have returned to their homes on the Nineveh Plains, after the Holy Father made a donation of US$230,000.
The donation will help in the reconstruction of two buildings of the Syriac Catholic Church as they were damaged by war against ISIS. Both are in Bashiqa village near Mosul.
The two projects will also benefit the other minorities in the town.
In 2016, Pope Francis gave US$115,000 in support of the St. Joseph Charity Clinic in Erbil, Kurdistan—where the Christians from the Nineveh Plains had fled.
Since 2014, ACN has given more than US$40 million for the support of Iraqi Christians.