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(Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, rest inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014.

Displaced Iraqi Christians take part in celebrations on Tuesday in Erbil as they heard news that Iraqi forces were approaching their home town Hamdaniya.
Ironically, Kalasho is Chaldean, of Iraqi Christian descent; he is President and Founder of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce.
Displaced Iraqi Christians take part in celebrations on Oct. 18, 2016 in Irbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, to mark the liberation of Qaraqosh, that was Iraq's largest Christian town before it was overrun by ISIS in ...

Five out of six Christians have been forced to flee Iraq since war broke out in 2003, according to the head of anti-persecution charity Open Doors UK.
Iraqi Christians rejoice over liberation of Qaraqosh (Aid to the Church in Need) · Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances (CWN, 8/8/14). Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in. All comments are moderated.
Displaced Iraqi Christians from the Mosul region are still fearful about the prospects of returning home, even though the coalition offensive to reclaim their homelands is underway and despite the fact that some of them have held onto their house keys ...
Iraqi Christians fleeing the violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul, pray at the Mar Afram church at the town of Qaraqush in the province of Nineveh, July 19, 2014.
Yako Hanna, a refugee from Iraq, plays a baglama Sept. 22 at his home in Istanbul. Hanna completed his application for resettlement to Australia July 21, two years after he landed in Turkey.
Hundreds of displaced Iraqi Christians danced and sang to celebrate an Iraqi military operation to retake their community's main hub of Qaraqosh from jihadists.
Displaced Iraqi Christians take part in celebrations on October 18, 2016 in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, to mark the liberation of Qaraqosh, that was Iraq's largest Christian town before it was overrun by the ...
Ensuing ISIS's atrocities fleeing Iraqi Christians faced an out of the frying pan into the fire situation when they faced deprivation and persecution in villages and slums of Turkey.
An Iraqi Christian monk has described life under the rule of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and has recounted how his brother, whom he hails as a hero, was killed because of his faith.
Following the 2003 Iraq war and the 2015 invasion by ISIL, those Iraqi Christians who did not flee where told that they would have to pay the terrorist group an Islamic tax, convert to Islam or die.

The honey-stoned monastery has been a fixture of the Middle Eastern landscape since the fourth century, a symbol in the land of its birth of Christianity, the faith that shaped the West.
From top to bottom: the author and an Iraqi Christian refugee family; the Latin parish of Fuheis; the Melkite old cathedral in Amman; an icon of St. Elijah; children doing their homework at the Pontifical Mission Library in Amman; this Iraqi Christian ...
ISIS is targeting Iraqi Christians specifically because they are Christian. They stand in the way of its goal to establish a pure Islamic caliphate in the Middle East and beyond.
Displaced Iraqi Christians take part in celebrations on October 18, 2016 in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, to mark the liberation of Qaraqosh, that was Iraq's largest Christian town before it was overrun by the ...
Yako Hanna, a refugee from Iraq, plays a baglama Sept. 22 at his home in Istanbul. Hanna completed his application for resettlement to Australia July 21, two years after he landed in Turkey.
On the night Christian homes were first marked, our founder and CEO, Jeremy Courtney, grabbed a marker and wrote the letter "N" on his hand, declaring #WeAreN in solidarity with persecuted Iraqi Christians. The action was picked up by news outlets and ...
Ensuing ISIS's atrocities fleeing Iraqi Christians faced an out of the frying pan into the fire situation when they faced deprivation and persecution in villages and slums of Turkey.
An Iraqi Christian monk has described life under the rule of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and has recounted how his brother, whom he hails as a hero, was killed because of his faith.
Emad Matti had not received a photograph of the hostages. Two months had passed, and several Iraqi Christian families that had been detained by the Islamic State in an old folks' home in Mosul were still imprisoned.
Ever since ISIS ransacked and perpetrated countless atrocities, not only in Mosul but in many Christian towns in northern Iraq, thousands of other Iraqi Christians have been living in similar conditions, and their hopes of returning are faltering. "It ...
The honey-stoned monastery has been a fixture of the Middle Eastern landscape since the fourth century, a symbol in the land of its birth of Christianity, the faith that shaped the West.
Five out of six Iraqi Christians have fled the country since the outbreak of war in 2003. Anti-persecution charity Open Doors is pushing the government to aid faith leaders in Iraq and Syria to better-help Christians that have remained in the Middle ...
Hundreds of displaced Iraqi Christians on Tuesday danced and sang to celebrate an Iraqi military operation to retake their community's main hub of Qaraqosh from militants.
They fled their countries, perhaps only for a short time - but they made a difference or rose to fame as musicians, Actors, politicians and scientists.
From top to bottom: the author and an Iraqi Christian refugee family; the Latin parish of Fuheis; the Melkite old cathedral in Amman; an icon of St. Elijah; children doing their homework at the Pontifical Mission Library in Amman; this Iraqi Christian ...
From top to bottom: the author and an Iraqi Christian refugee family; the Latin parish of Fuheis; the Melkite old cathedral in Amman; an icon of St. Elijah; children doing their homework at the Pontifical Mission Library in Amman; this Iraqi Christian ...
When an Iraqi Christian from Mosul asked what message the panelists would have him share with people back home, they recommended residents ignore Baghdad's exhortation to paint white crosses on their homes; they all agreed that doing so doesn't ...
(Vatican Radio) The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the XV General Assembly of the Ordinary Synod of bishops taking place in October 2018 will be "young people, faith and vocational discernment.
There's also the Byzantine Catholic Church, even though there's no more Byzantine empire, and many Christian Iraqis call themselves Assyrians, though Assyria hasn't existed for over two and a half millennia. And if this is the most cringeworthy thing ...
Iraqi Christians volunteers, who have joined Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilization), allied with Iraqi forces against the Islamic State.
ERBIL - Kurdish peshmerga shelled an Islamic State (ISIS) headquarters on Monday. Military sources reported that the barrage occurred near a Christian town in Iraq's northwestern Nineveh Governorate.
The Czech Republic, Poland, Canada, Brazil and Australia have all agreed to accept Syrian and Iraqi Christian refugees rescued by Barnabas and others.
While there are many Muslims who are also fleeing the violence of the intra-Islamic civil war in Iraq and Syria, few Americans appreciate that Syrian and Iraqi Christians are fleeing to Muslim-dominated areas, where they suffer the double indignity of ...
"I talked to him about the plight of the Christians, and how they've been tortured and persecuted and displaced" in Iraq, said Joseph Kassab, head of the Iraqi Christians Advocacy and Empowerment Institute in West Bloomfield. "I said to him, 'Please ...
Spanish is the primary language for nearly one of every four students in the Cajon Valley Union school District, while Arabic and Chaldean - spoken by Iraqi Christians - is the main language for more than one in 10. Rob GOSS, part-owner of a boxing ...
He said while there he had an opportunity to meet with and encourage many leaders in the Iraqi Christian community and learn about the suffering of their congregations.
Working step by step, stage by stage, rebuilding after clearing, we Iraqi Christians can return to live here." The perils of digging up all those "sneaky enemies in the ground" offer a reminder of the staggering challenges facing the Christians and ...
Ever since ISIS ransacked and perpetrated countless atrocities, not only in Mosul but in many Christian towns in northern Iraq, thousands of other Iraqi Christians have been living in similar conditions, and their hopes of returning are faltering. "It ...
Ever since ISIS ransacked and perpetrated countless atrocities, not only in Mosul but in many Christian towns in northern Iraq, thousands of other Iraqi Christians have been living in similar conditions, and their hopes of returning are faltering. "It ...
Even as he embarks on his new assignment in New Zealand, Fr Al-Bazi said Iraqi Christians will remain in the front and centre of his prayers.
Just this month, an Iraqi Christian deacon who fled his home in Mosul was denied asylum in England. He says, "There are no Christians now in Mosul, a minority in Baghdad and a minority everywhere else inside Iraq.
I remember visiting Damascus in 2008 and encountering very large numbers of Iraqi Christians on the outskirts of the capital with tens of thousands arriving each month.
A "safe zone" to protect the persecuted Christians in Iraq sparked a lot of interest when it was proposed during a recent meeting in Washington D.C.


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