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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 forces evacuate 1,000 civilians from Mosul front lines

The villagers have been moved to a nearby camp for their safety Iraqi special forces have moved more than 1,000 people from villages near the front lines of the battle to retake the ISIS-held city of Mosul. Special forces Maj Gen Haider Fadhil says the residents of Tob Zawa and other nearby villages have been taken










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New Iraqi priests bring ‘power, hope, and courage’

Fr. Roni Salim Momika, one of three priests ordained in an Erbil refugee camp Friday, said the event has turned the dreary mood of displaced Christians into one of joy, which he hopes will give them the strength to stay in their homeland. “My feeling is happy, happy!” Fr. Momika told CNA after his Aug.










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Pope offers prayers for victims of Baghdad and Dhaka attacks

Pope Francis has prayed for victims of terrorist attacks in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Baghdad, Iraq. A cafe in Dhaka was attacked on Friday, leading to a 12-hour siege which left 28 people dead, including 20 hostages. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, however, a Bangladeshi official said the jihadists were members of a homegrown militant group. ISIS also claimed responsibility










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