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A French Catholic group has sent the new statues from Lourdes to Erbil, where they will be carried through the streets in procession

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The group, mostly made up of Chaldean Catholics, has been granted a two-week reprieve

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In a video appeal Fr Douglas Bazi has asked for urgent funds to help save Christianity in the region

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The crucifix was found in the rubble outside a church in the Nineveh Plains

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A crucifix which survived the destruction wreaked by ISIS is becoming a symbol of the Iraqi Church’s rebirth