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Aug 28, 2020 - 06:11 pm .- As part of an effort to remember and pray for persecuted Christians, several churches in the Diocese of Málaga, Spain are displaying a chalice that was shot by the Islamic State.
Aug 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Iraqi prime minister has encouraged Christians to come home—but  Catholic leaders and aid agencies say without stability and economic support, one of the world’s oldest Christian communities could become “a museum Church.”
Jul 7, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- More Christian families left the Nineveh Plains than returned to their hometowns last year amid ongoing security concerns in the northern Iraq, according to a recently published report by Aid to the Church in Need.
Sep 28, 2019 - 06:01 am .- As displaced Christians return to their homes in the Middle East, the Vatican Secretary of State encouraged U.N. representatives Friday to help rebuild a culture ravaged by the Islamic State.
Jan 31, 2019 - 03:36 am .- As the people of Syria work to rebuild the cities, hospitals, homes, and schools that were destroyed through years of conflict, they also face a more difficult task, according to one Syrian Catholic sister: repairing broken hearts.
Dec 11, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, which seeks to ensure US aid reaches Christian and Yazidi genocide victims.
Nov 2, 2018 - 11:30 am .- At least seven Coptic Christians were killed and 12 more injured in Egypt when a bus traveling to a desert monastery south of Cairo was ambushed by Islamic militants who opened fire, Egyptian authorities said on Friday.
Apr 18, 2018 - 10:06 pm .- In a partnership with the Knights of Columbus, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Hartford are fundraising money to aid the religious minorities persecuted by the Islamic State.
Apr 3, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- When Pope Saint John Paul II visited Syria in 2001, he called on Christians to remember Syria’s “magnificent contribution” to the history of Christianity. As the country reels from seven years of civil war, Christian communities in Damascus continue to struggle to protect that heritage.
Mar 3, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Martin Mosebach is the author of “The 21: A Journey into the Land of the Coptic Martyrs.”
Jan 24, 2018 - 12:59 pm .- A newborn baby was sentenced to death after Iraqi tribal leaders discovered it had been conceived in rape committed by an ISIS terrorist.  With the help of some Catholic sisters, the child’s mother was able to make a plan for the baby to be adopted.
Jan 10, 2018 - 11:34 am .- When Iraqi residents fled their homes during the Islamic State invasion, they left behind their houses, neighbors, and day-to-day lives.
Dec 4, 2017 - 05:16 pm .- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil on Monday for a “substantial discussion” on the needs of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.
Nov 28, 2017 - 07:26 pm .- In observance of a week promoting awareness of Christians persecuted internationally, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil offered a Mass in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday for victims of the Islamic State, stating that suffering offer opportunities for kindness.
Nov 6, 2017 - 03:18 pm .- Persecuted religious minorities in Syria and Iraq deserve a better future after suffering at the hands of the Islamic State group.
Nov 2, 2017 - 04:00 pm .- “Iraq needs aid now, or it will be without Christians,” said Fr. Luis Montes, a missionary priest has been serving in the Middle East and the Holy Land for more than 20 years. His current mission is a refugee camp in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, that houses 120,000 people.
Oct 10, 2017 - 06:07 am .- Patrick Canac was baptized, but like so many others, drifted away from the Church over time.
Oct 10, 2017 - 12:04 am .- Last week 300 women visited a historic monastery near Mosul after its liberation from the Islamic State – a decision their priest said was made in order to show they aren't afraid, and that Christians in Iraq are there to stay.
Oct 5, 2017 - 10:45 am .- A Yazidi survivor of the ISIS genocide urged members of Congress on Tuesday to help recover young girls and boys who were enslaved and sold by ISIS.    
Oct 3, 2017 - 03:11 am .- Three years ago, there were 73 nuns with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena living in Kurdistan. Since the Islamic State captured the Plain of Nineveh in 2014, one-third of them have died.  

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