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Topic: Iraq

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Iraqi nuns released; church leaders report mistreatment of minorities

Two kidnapped Iraqi nuns and three orphans have been released

‘Church in Iraq in perhaps its darkest period,’ says patriarch

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako reiterates appeal for release of two nuns and three orphans

Chaldean bishop says Iraqis returning home, despite difficult conditions

Archbishop Warda believes ’90 percent of families’ are returning to Qaraqosh and Karamlish villages

Like all extremists, the men of ISIS know just enough history to be dangerous

Their idea of a caliphate is an anachronism at best

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Pope Francis urges Christians in the Middle East to keep faith

Pope was speaking to coalition of funding agencies coordinated by Congregation for Eastern Churches

Iraqi bishops meet to discuss ‘rescue plan’ for country’s Christians

Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Saad Sirop says Christians are ‘afraid of what is going to happen’

Iraq’s implosion is another disaster for Christians in the Middle East

As we contemplate the fate of Catholics in Mosul, this should be a time of mourning.

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Iraq

Pope also announces he will visit Albania in September