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The walk will take place during Holy Week and will begin with a Palm Sunday Mass in Irbil

Iraqis fleeing the fighting against Islamic State (IS) group are seen in Mosul

Francis said forces involved in the battle to drive ISIS from the city have an obligation to protect innocents

Their future depends on help from the West, according to a senior Chaldean Catholic official

A special forces soldier helps a family carry their child to cross from an ISIS-controlled part of Mosul to an area controlled by Iraqi forces

Campaigners want US government to do more to help Christians and other minorities persecuted by ISIS

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Such a strategy would make Christians a ‘target’ for their enemies, Church leaders have said

A tomb had been desecrated and statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated at the St Addai Chaldean Catholic church

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

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?