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(Photo: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)An Iraqi Christian soldier guards the church of Saint Barbara after it was recaptured from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, near Mosul in Iraq, October 30, 2016. Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias have discovered mass graves near Mosul, which include bodies of 40 ...

Sinan, who's an Iraqi Christian spoke of growing up in the same neighbourhood as Abdul Ahad, a Sunni Muslim. They both remembered that they went to the same school and that their families had always remained close in celebrating their different religions. In years after the war they remember being in a ...
Archbishop of Kirkuk remembers Mgr Rahho's martyrdom, an example of faith for Iraqi Christians. The Chaldean ... In spite of fears and violence, the archbishop of Kirkuk urges the Iraqi Christian community to "keep courage and hope alive " by resisting violence "in the name of the Gospel". Recently, Mgr ...
Even through Iraq's many conflicts, she notes, Iraqi Christians felt they had a home in its ancient melting pot of ethnic and religious minorities. ... And because I was celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and looking at the wedding photos, sure enough there's an Iraqi Christian and an Iraqi Muslim who ...
So many Iraqi Christians have either been killed or displaced that leaders worry their communities will never be restored. "So few of us are left, some estimate 200,000 Christians or less," Warda said of the total number of Christians in the country, which The Christian Post reports is down from 1.5 million in ...
Many believe the Christian Iraqis will be certain targets for torture, and even death, if they return. Exterior of Holy Cross Chaldean Catholic Church, Farmington Hills, Michigan. (Credit: Amanda Uhle for thinkprogress). Chaldeans are an ethnic and religious minority with indigenous roots in Northern Iraq; ...
In an interview with The Christian Post, Philos Project research fellow and Iraqi Christian Relief Council founder Juliana Taimoorazy talked about the progress made in helping displaced Iraqi Christians find their way back to their hometowns. She made her comments after she and her colleagues traveled to ...
St. Shmuni Church in Bartella, Iraq, shows damage sustained while the town was under ISIS control for two years. Credit: Richard Hall/PRI. Ibrahim* peers through the steel gate of the St. Shmuni Church in Bartella, Iraq, into the dark and broken interior. This used to be his favorite place. He spent countless ...
Earlier in the day, at a weekly therapy and discussion session for Iraqi refugees run by Caritas, dozens of Iraqi Christian refugees spoke over black tea about the pain of limbo. It is a life of frustration at best, often leaving psychological scars. “I feel I'm living on borrowed time,” said Laith, a man in his 60s.
But the pro-Kurdish perspective isn't the only one among Iraqi Christians. Some have a vision for a single united Iraq—one in which Christians are free to travel wherever they please. Other Orthodox and Catholic Iraqis have a bolder dream: their own autonomous region. Ashty Bahro, a pastor based in ...


 

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