New generation of jihadis trained by ISIS prevent Christians from returning to Mosul, says vicar

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(Reuters/Zohra Bensemra)Displaced Iraqis flee their homes, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq March 2, 2017.
A vicar in Iraq has warned that Christians who have fled Mosul may not be able to return to the city because the Islamic State terror group has trained a new generation of child radicals. Continue reading

Iraq’s Christian refugees face double discrimination

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By NZ Catholic Staff –
by PAT McCARTHY
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians, who once made up one of the largest Christian communities in the Middle East, are facing double discrimination as displaced persons in their own country or as refugees abroad, according to agencies working in the field. Continue reading

Easter comes early for refugees with special needs

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Gina Kaufman , Detroit Free PressPhotos: Easter comes early for refugees with special needs
Rita Faraj of Sterling Heights, center, dances with the Easter Bunny during the “Breaking Barriers Spring Event” on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Troy. Rachel Woolf, Special to the Free Press Continue reading

Iraqi minorities move forward with autonomy plan

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A Yazidi man carries his child at the Sharaf al-Deen temple in Shingal, Ninevah province, Iraq, Aug. 14, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Ari Jalal)
BAGHDAD — On March 5, three bodies representing Iraqi minorities issued a joint statement calling for a semi-autonomous region in the country’s north. The idea was Continue reading

Obama mosque deal challenged by Christian refugees

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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)
mosqueFormer President Barack Obama’s push to force a mega-mosque on a community of Christian refugees who fled Islamic persecution in Iraq – who now reside in a Michigan town – is being met by stiff opposition by those who moved to American to escape the threat of Islam. Continue reading