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The hands of a Syrian woman now living as a refugee in Jordan.

Priest urges prayer for victims, perpetrators of latest Islamic State abduction in Syria

Aug 10, 2015

A priest in Syria has called for prayer after militants of the Islamic State kidnapped dozens of both Christians and... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on April 16, 2014.

Pope Francis to Iraqi priest: I'll never leave or forget you

Sep 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

After sending a letter to Pope Francis on the plight Iraqi refugees fleeing ISIS violence, Fr. Behnam Benoka received a... Read more

 Wael Farouq, professor of Arabic language at the American University of Cairo, Egypt at the Rimini Meeting Aug 27, 2014.

Muslim scholar decries violence: 'I am a Nazarene, too'

Aug 28, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Referring to the label “Nazarene” marked on houses of Christians in Iraq by the militant Islamic State, a Muslim scholar... Read more

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Catholics denounce use of hashtags for 'paramilitary warfare'

Aug 27, 2014

By Elise Harris

Reacting to an internet campaign launched by ISIS threatening the life of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, Catholic leaders stressed that... Read more

Rosary, Prayer, Faith.

Prayer a stronghold in life, death of Catholic journalist James Foley

Aug 20, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Prayer not only served as a source of strength for Catholic journalist James Foley – who was allegedly killed by... Read more

Rep. Frank R. Wolf, (R-Virginia).

Congressman rips administration's silence on 'genocide' in Iraq

Aug 3, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Christians are facing genocide in Iraq while the U.S. government and the United Nations are silent, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.)... Read more

Refugees Fleeing ISIS Offensive Pour into Kurdistan.

Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq

Jul 31, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Congressional representatives have introduced a resolution to protect persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq, as Islamist militants consolidate control... Read more

A family at the Khazair checkpoint after fleeing Mosul.

Iraqi abbot calls for action to ensure local Christians' future

Jul 24, 2014

Following the effective expulsion of Christians from the city of Mosul by Islamists last week, a prominent local abbot has... Read more

Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Archeparchy of Erbil, whither many Christians from Mosul have fled in recent weeks.

Iraqi bishop urges prayer as Christians expelled from Mosul

Jul 21, 2014

By Kate Veik

On the eve of an ultimatum issued by Islamists to Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Chaldean bishop... Read more

Chaldean Archbishops of Erbil and Kirkuk, Bashar Warda and Yousif Mirkis.

Christians disappearing from Iraq, bishops lament

Jul 14, 2014

Two Iraqi archbishops are seeking “faith and hope” in Iraq, while bewailing the continuing exodus of Christians from the country... Read more