March 29, 2017

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…
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February 21, 2017

Innocent children forced into horrid orphanages and a life of terrorism

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…
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December 19, 2016

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…
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December 5, 2016

Syriac Catholic patriarch ‘horrified’ after seeing Iraqi ‘ghost towns’

Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan visited beleaguered Christians in northern Iraq last month The Syriac Catholic patriarch said he was horrified to see widespread devastation and what he called “ghost…
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November 16, 2016

TOUGH CLASS: The one class these children take to determine if they live or die

As children return home to their villages in northern Iraq, they are expected to take a very important class. How they do in that class will determine if they live…
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November 4, 2016

Iraqi Christians determined to return to their homes, says archbishop

Archbishop Bashar Warda said 100,000 people have begun preparations to return to ancient towns and villages in the Nineveh Plain Displaced Iraqi Christians are determined to return to their homes…
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October 26, 2016

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…
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August 13, 2016

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,…
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July 25, 2016

Poles arrest man for possession of explosives days before World Youth Day

Law enforcement officials in central Poland said Monday that a 48-year-old Iraqi man has been arrested on charges of possessing explosives. The arrest on Sunday in Lodz took place just…
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July 4, 2016

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…
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