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Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Dec. 20, 2018.

Pope Francis meets Nadia Murad as Nobel Prize winner advocates for Afghan women

Aug 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The survivor of ISIS enslavement has expressed concern for the future of Afghan women. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Nobel Peace prize winner Nadia Murad Dec. 20, 2018.

Pope Francis meets with Nobel Peace prize winner Nadia Murad

Dec 20, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met Thursday with the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, a survivor of ISIS enslavement and an... Read more

Victims of Islamic State in focus at UN forum

Nov 6, 2017

Persecuted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq deserve a better future after suffering at the hands of the Islamic State... Read more

Yazidi children at a refugee camp.

ISIS genocide survivor begs US to help Yazidis – before it's too late

Oct 5, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A Yazidi survivor of the ISIS genocide urged members of Congress on Tuesday to help recover young girls and boys... Read more

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

For EU's religious freedom envoy, Middle East is key arena

Oct 26, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The genocide of Yazidis and Christians in the Middle East and the refugee crisis should be a priority for Europe,... Read more

Amal Clooney at a 2015 press conference.

In grilling UN speech, Amal Clooney blasts failure to stop ISIS

Sep 18, 2016

By Elise Harris

Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS captivity after her family was slaughtered, has been named a new... Read more

Cardinal Dolan greets Iraqis in the village of Inishke before Mass on April 10, 2016.

'You are not forgotten,' Cardinal Dolan tells Iraq's Christians and Yazidis

Apr 10, 2016

By Elise Harris

On his second full day in Iraq, Cardinal Timothy Dolan traveled three hours to Dohuk, the city where the majority... Read more

Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart surveys damage from an attack on Christians in Aleppo, Syria, May 2015.

A plea to the US Secretary of State: Recognize anti-Christian genocide

Feb 25, 2016

The U.S. must not ignore the Islamic State’s genocide of Christians. That is the position of a petition drive and... Read more

Iraqis displaced from their homes in Nineveh province by the Islamic State, who are now sheltered at a Syriac Catholic shrine in Erbil.

Most Americans say Islamic State atrocities are genocide

Jan 5, 2016

Most Americans support a broad recognition of Islamic State atrocities against Christians and other minorities as genocide, a recent survey... Read more