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Mor Abrohom Church in Nusaybin, Turkey.

Priest arrested in Turkey for giving bread and water to Kurdish separatists

Feb 17, 2020

Turkish authorities have arrested a Syriac Orthodox priest on terrorism charges after the cleric allegedly provided bread and water to... Read more

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on the Turkish border Oct. 13, 2019.

Pope Francis prays for ‘beloved and tormented’ Syria

Oct 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

As Turkish-led forces began the fifth day of their move against Kurdish militias in northeastern Syria Sunday, Pope Francis appealed... Read more

How ISIS genocide victims still face discrimination in Kurdistan

Jun 4, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the Islamic State ravaged large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014, religious minorities targeted for genocide fled into... Read more

Internally displaced Christians at a refugee center in Dawodiya, Iraq, April 10, 2016.

For Iraq's Christians, what comes after Islamic State?

May 31, 2016

By Matt Hadro

With thousands of displaced Christians in Iraq subsisting on humanitarian aid, advocates are asking if they have a future there... Read more

A Hanukkah menorah.

'I am a Kurd and a Jew': an interview with Iraq's Sherzad Mamsani

May 12, 2016

Terrorist attacks don’t phase Sherzad Omar Mamsani, even when an attack claimed one of his arms and left shrapnel throughout... Read more

The Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Youhanna Moshe -- one of the five bishops forced from the city by the Islamic State -- is seen in this 2011 photo.

Papal envoy meets with officials, displaced persons in Erbil

Aug 14, 2014

Pope Francis' special envoy to Iraq has safely arrived in Erbil, the Holy See press officer said Thursday, adding that... Read more