Papal envoy: we must see humanity of each Iraqi refugee

Refugees_who_have_fled_from_ISIS_and_arrived_in_Ankawa_in_the_northern_part_of_Erbil_Iraq_Credit_wwwankawacom_5_CNA_8_11_14By Andrea Gagliarducci

.- The international community must view suffering Iraqi refugees not as a collective group, but as individual persons, each with his or her own story and needs, the Pope’s envoy to the country encouraged.

“We should set our sight on every child, every person. When you look at them, sitting on the ground, you don’t think them as a crowd. You think about them as single persons, Continue reading

Tired of Being Victims, Iraqi Christians Arm Themselves to Fight ISIS; ‘Talking About Jesus and Peace Is Not Enough,’ They Say

By Leonardo Blair , CP Reporter
Iraq, ISIS (Photo: Reuters)
Volunteers have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Tired of being slaughtered like sheep and chased from a place they have called home for two millennia, some Christian groups in northern Iraq have decided to take up arms to defend their place in the war-torn country from the terror of ISIS. Continue reading

Hezbollah delegation visits Chaldean Patriarch

0805Iraq_Patriarch-Louis-Raphael-I-Sako-of-BaghdadA delegation of Hezbollah politburo on Thursday visited the Chaldean Patriarch Louis Rouphael Sako I, “to voice full solidarity with the Christians of Iraq and rejection of all forms of displacement and practices that do not comply with the values and instructions of Islam.”

“We must all stand against this takfiri climate that seeks to eliminate the humanitarian and religious pluralism in the East and to rule through carnage and terror,” the delegation, comprised of Ghaleb Abu Zeina Continue reading