Archive of October 23, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 23, 2016

Christian girls who barely escaped ISIS credit Mary for their safety

Oct 23, 2016 - 12:57 pm .- Seven young women in Kirkuk credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath beds while Islamic State group fighters used their room as a hideout during an assault on the city.

As battle for Mosul rages, Pope appeals for an end to violence in Iraq

Oct 23, 2016 - 06:24 am .- With the Iraqi Army currently embroiled in an effort to liberate Mosul and the Plains of Nineveh from the Islamic State, Pope Francis Sunday offered prayers for an end to violence in the country so it can move forward on the path of hope and reconciliation.