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The Iraqi commander made the call as the army approached a historic Christian town near Mosul

Aid workers say the assault on the city is ‘just the first of several phases’ paving the way for Christians to return to their homeland

Iraq’s prime minister announced the start of the operations, backed by US-led coalition air and ground support, on state television

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

They said priests who left without permission had to ‘regularise their status’

Fighting fire with fire

ISIS has brought terror to Iraq’s Christian community. Now there’s a military fightback – but could it make things even worse?

Christian militias are merely defending villages from an enemy that will show no mercy. But in doing so they must make dangerous choices

Three MPs met displaced families and attended an ordination ceremony