Christians have been in Iraq for thousands of years. They might all be gone soon.

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Olga Segura(CNS photo/courtesy Archdiocese of Irbil)
Kevin Clarke is the chief correspondent at America. Recently, he traveled to Iraq for 12 days where he met with Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities. We talk to Kevin about why he decided to take this trip and the future of Christianity in that region. (You can check out Kevin’s reporting here.)

In Signs of the Times, we discuss the canonization of Saint Óscar Romero, the resignation of Cardinal Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., and why women aren’t allowed to vote at this year’s Synod on Young People.

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Links from the show:

Pope Francis declares Pope Paul VI, Óscar Romero saints

Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Cardinal Wuerl

Jesuit, Dominican, Franciscan leaders see no reason why women shouldn’t vote at synod

What’s on tap?

This week, we are drinking a gift from listener Bridget: a special blend, Cafe St. Joe, from Furnace Hills Coffee, a fair- and direct-trade coffee roaster who employs adults with disabilities. You can buy your own here!