By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service
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People return to their village near Mosul, Iraq, after it was liberated from Islamic State militants Oct. 21. (CNS photo/Thaier Al-Sudani, Reuters) See IRAQ-YOUNAN-GHOST-TOWNS Dec. 2, 2016. Continue reading
The evidence shows that Christian communities were key to making Donald Trump the next president of the United States.
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Displaced Iraqis ride in a truck December 1 as they flee the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul. (Credit: CNS photo/Mohammed Salem, Reuters.)
Visiting northern Iraq recently, the Syriac Catholic patriarch was horrified by the destruction and the empty villages. What was once a thriving community of 100,000 Continue reading
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Christian Sahner speaking at OU on Tuesday.
NORMAN, Okla. – Christian Sahner is a historian of the Middle East at the University of Cambridge was the invited guest of the University of Oklahoma Department of Classics and Letters to talk on the evolution of the Christian community in Syria in modern history on Tuesday. Continue reading
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An internally displaced Iraqi child, who fled the ongoing figthing between Daesh and government forces around Mosul, plays on November 28, 2016 at Al Khazer refugee camp.
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On Wednesday, 30 November 2016, a delegation led by Mr. Hermiz Shahen, Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA), Mr David M. David, President of the Assyrian Australian National Federation, Mrs. Suzy David , AUA senior adviser and former Deputy Secretary General, together with Mrs. Karen Bos , Vice Continue reading
By Isabel Coles
KHAZER, Iraq, Nov 30 (Reuters) – In a camp near Mosul a picture of a three-year-old girl, snatched from her mother’s breast by Islamic State militants when they overran her Christian town two years ago, is taped to a wall along with a desperate plea from her parents. Continue reading
The historic heartland of Assyrian Christians in Iraq was seized by the militants in 2014, and nearly all fled in the face of demands to convert, pay a tax, or die.
By Kristen Chick, Correspondent November 28, 2016
Erbil, Iraq — When Christians fled the small town of Bartalla in August 2014 as Islamic State militants swept toward them, then-14-year-old Ibrahim Matti and his elderly Continue reading
Christians in Iraq are seeking to document the crimes Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have committed before cleaning up their liberated villages.
(Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)An Iraqi Christian police attends the first Sunday mass at the Grand Immaculate Church since it was recaptured from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, near Mosul in Iraq, October 30, 2016. Continue reading
FILE PHOTO – A Christian woman inspects a home in the town of Bartella east of Mosul, Iraq, after it was liberated from Islamic State militants November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily
By Isabel Coles | QARAQOSH, Iraq
A strip of negatives lying in the rubble of a home in northern Iraq contains snapshots of life as it was before Islamic State overran the area two years ago and purged its Christian community. Continue reading
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U.S. Chaldean Bishop Frank Kalabat listens to a speaker Nov. 10 during the annual fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. Bishop Kalabat heads the Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle based in Southfield, Mich. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) Continue reading
HASAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq – Reuters
Pushing his way through dozens of people, Iraqi teacher Umar Salah carries four bags containing 15 blankets and pots full of food through the gate of a camp overcrowded with civilians who fled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul.
Soldiers only occasionally open the gate to allow civilians to bring supplies to relatives Continue reading
A Christian woman inspects a home in the town of Bartella east of Mosul, Iraq, after it was liberated from Islamic State militants November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily
By Ulf Laessing | BARTELLA, Iraq
A damaged picture of Jesus and a CD from his daughter’s wedding were pretty much all Continue reading
Iraqi Christians who have returned to the village of Qaraqosh near Mosul have spoken of the devastation left behind by so-called Islamic State.
The jihadist group was driven out of Qaraqosh in October, two years after taking over the village, causing thousands of its Christian residents to flee. Continue reading
By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter
(Photo: Reuters/Ahmed Saad)Iraqi Christians attend mass at Mar George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, March 1, 2015. Iraqi Christians say they have no intention of leaving the country despite the recent abduction of over 100 Assyrian Christians by the Islamic State. Continue reading
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Over two years ago, the Christian enclave of Mosul and the surrounding Nineveh Continue reading
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Many readers will wonder, who are these Assyrians? Moreover, aren’t all Assyrians Christian? Apparently not!
The majority of Assyrians are Christians – some agnostic and some atheists as well. Now; however, we also have Muslim Assyrians that are proud of their Assyrian identity. Continue reading
Iraqi Christians have launched a spiritual battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by uniting in prayer for the restoration of their land which has been desecrated by the jihadists.
(Reuters/Azad Lashkari)Iraqi Christians take part in a procession to erect a new cross Continue reading
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They call it the “return festival,” a worship celebration and prayer meeting of Iraqi Christians. (CBN)
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