Australia rejects ’80 per cent of Christian refugees’ facing genocide in Iraq and Syria while most refugees entering the country are Muslims, charity says

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Barnabas Fund claims the rejection of 80 per cent of Christian refugee visas
Organisation says the majority of 300 visas were granted to Sunni Muslims
They asked Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to investigate the allocations
Mr Dutton’s office said they had accepted more than 4000 from Syria and Iraq Continue reading

Iraqi Christians find their hometown in ruins after IS leaves

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Some residents of Qaraqosh begin the long task of erasing the signs of Islamic State in their Iraqi Christian town, once home to 50,000 people and now mostly deserted. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. A group of volunteers on Tuesday (February 7) arrived in Mosul’s once-thriving Christian town of Qaraqosh to begin Continue reading

Iraq, ISIS, and Shaping a Brighter Future

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By Ed Timperlake and Robbin Laird
President Trump has made it clear that a key priority in national defense is the defeat of ISIS.
We have argued in an earlier piece that victory over ISIS can be conceived as follows:
“Cutting the Gordian knot of endless engagement is crucial; modernizing insertion Continue reading

How Middle East Christians think about Trump’s refugee order

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John L. Allen Jr.
Chaldean Father Remzi Diril, also known as Father Adday, visits an Iraqi Christian refugee family in Kirsehir, Turkey, November 10. (Credit: CNS photo/Oscar Durand.)
Since Middle Eastern Christians are among those affected by Trump’s refugee order, it’s a good idea to ask what they think about it, but they seem to be saying different Continue reading

Church announces survival plan for Iraq’s suffering Christians

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By Murcadha O Flaherty and John Newton
ARCHBISHOP Bashar Warda of Erbil has unveiled plans to provide a future for Iraq’s displaced Christians – despite fresh reports showing the extent of the destruction of their homes in the Nineveh Plains.
Archbishop Warda said the Churches aim to rebuild “so that the IDPs are able to return Continue reading

Iraq church leader sees ‘no future’ for Christians in Mosul

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By Premier Journalist
An Iraqi church leader has said that Christians are unlikely to return to the city of Mosul, a place once home to tens of thousands of believers.
After visiting the recently liberated city last week, Fr Emanuel Youkhana of the Assyrian Church of the East told Catholic News Service: “I don’t see a future for Christians in Continue reading