London priest to be bishop in Iraq

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Fr Terry Tastard A priest in London, Mgr Nizar Semaan has been chosen to be Archbishop Co-adjutor of the war-ravaged city of Mosul in Iraq. ‘Co-adjutor’ means that in due course he will succeed the current incumbent of the Syriac Catholic archdiocese.

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Iraqi Christians call for safe zones as they struggle to find solace

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Fears about their persecution increase after US rejects their plea The heavily damaged Saint John the Baptist Church in Qaraqosh, about 30km east of Mosul, a month after Iraqi forces recaptured it from ISIS in late 2016. AFP The heavily damaged Saint John the Baptist Church in Qaraqosh, about 30km east of Mosul, a month after Iraqi forces recaptured it from ISIS in late 2016. AFP

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