Members of the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets) extinguish a fire which reportedly erupted after a bombardment from unknown sources of makeshift oil refining installations in Aleppo province, on March 5, 2021. (AFP)Syria’s war has killed more than 387,000 people and displaced millions since starting in…

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Pope Francis holds first ever papal Mass in Baghdad

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Iraqi Christians in Baghdad have witnessed the first ever papal Mass held in an Iraqi church. The Pope is halfway through his historic trip. The Pope held his service in a Catholic church but in accordance with Eastern ritualsOn the second day of his visit to Iraq, Pope Francis delivered a Mass in the St. Joseph…

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Pope to visit Iraq church damaged by IS militants

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Mariam Fam, Associated Press Photo: Hadi Mizban, AP Iraqi Christians clean the the roof of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh, Iraq, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Pope Francis will visit the church during his historic trip to Iraq. Damaged during…

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Christians in Iraq: The past century in a nutshell

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After centuries of Ottoman rule, Iraq emerged as a political unit of its own one hundred years ago. Over the past century, Iraqi Christians have witnessed times of wealth and peaceful coexistence, but they have also had to endure some horrible wars and persecutions.…

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In Iraq, pope to visit Mosul churches desecrated by Islamic State

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Charlotte Bruneau Your support ensures important Newfoundland and Labrador stories continue to be told.Invest in trusted, local journalism. By Charlotte Bruneau MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a small square…

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