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Pope Francis prays for Iraq as number of civilian deaths rise

With the battle for major ISIS strongholds heating up in Iraq, Pope Francis has voiced his closeness to the country, praying for the safety of people on the ground, particularly civilians caught in the crosshairs of the fighting. “My thoughts go out to civilians trapped in the western districts of Mosul and displaced because of






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Innocent children forced into horrid orphanages and a life of terrorism

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Innocent and terrified boys, aged from three to 16, entered what appeared to be a Mosul orphanage with tears streaming down their faces asking about their parents. The boys’ parents went missing after Islamic State militants raided through Northern Iraq in 2014, and the boys were taken straight to an Islamic State training facility in






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President Obama signs religious freedom bill

The bill will attempt to help the US administration combat a worldwide escalation in persecution of religious minorities The US House of Representatives has passed the bipartisan Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, and the bill has now been approved by President Barack Obama. The measure gives the Obama administration and the American State Department new tools,






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Iraqi Catholics return to church ransacked by ISIS

A tomb had been desecrated and statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated at the St Addai Chaldean Catholic church There were gasps, followed by tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish Sunday to find that everything had been destroyed, including the statue of the






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