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In Iraq, necessity makes priests become engineers

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by CNA Daily News Rome, Italy, May 27, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Priests in Iraq are helping reconstruct around 13,000 homes in the Plain of Nineveh which have been damaged or destroyed by ISIS so that Christians will have a place to come back to.…

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Cardinal Nichols blesses crucifix that survived ISIS

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The crucifix was found in the rubble outside a church in the Nineveh Plains WESTMINSTER: An English cardinal and an Iraqi archbishop have jointly blessed a crucifix that survived the destruction of ISIS. Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil met…

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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.…

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‘We cannot rest’ while Christians are being persecuted, advocates say

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Matt Hadro CATHOLIC_NEWS_AGENCY ‘We cannot rest’ while Christians are being persecuted, advocates say Syrian refugee girl. (Credit: thomas koch/Shutterstock.) “When fellow Christians suffer, we suffer too,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. stated in his May 12 keynote address at the World Summit in Defense of…

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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…

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Brisk business for Mosul’s first post-IS liquor store

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By Afp said he could get up to 1,000 customers a day at his tiny shop in an industrial area of east Mosul, which the Iraqi security forces retook from the Islamic State group in January Abu Haidar tries to keep a low profile and there is no sign on his shop, the first liquor…

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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…

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