Iraqi Christians returning to villages destroyed by IS

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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

Convert or die, says Shia leader to Iraqi Christians

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Many have accused al-Moussawi of imitating Islamic State rhetoric [Facebook]
The head of Iraq’s Shia Waqf, Sheikh Alaa al-Moussawi, described Christians as “infidels and polytheists” and stressed the need for “jihad” against them.
Dozens of Iraqi Christian families filed a lawsuit against the head of the Iraq’s Shia Continue reading

Turkish army, Syrian Kurdish militia in new clashes: army

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Madeline Patrick
Erdogan claims to have been “seriously saddened” by footage and images of USA military vehicles patrolling the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, ostensibly to act as a “buffer” between Turkey and the YPG.
Kurdish officials describe the USA troop movement as “buffer” between them and Continue reading

Second edition of Polish nationwide scientific conference „The role of Kurds in the Middle-East” took part in Warsaw

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Monday 8 May in the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw was held the conference „The role of Kurds in the Middle-East” organized by Office of the Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government to Poland in cooperation with private university “Collegium Civitas”. The event brought together Polish and Kurdish experts Continue reading

Church and State Unite in Defense of Persecuted Christians

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‘Protecting and promoting religious liberty is a foreign policy priority,’ declared Vice President Pence at faith summit
by Fr. Benedict Kiely |
On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence gave perhaps the most strongly worded and overt defense of persecuted Christians in some time. He joined the Reverend Franklin Continue reading

Peace overdue: How Christians can help rebuild Syria

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By Peter Jesserer Smith
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A child receives treatment inside a field hospital in Idlib, Syria, after an April 4 chemical attack. Pope Francis strongly condemned the attack, which left more than 70 people, including at least 10 children, dead. (CNS) Continue reading