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Christian women gather at an Assyrian church in Irbil, Iraq (AP)

Despite military defeats suffered by ISIS, Iraqi Christians say minority groups in the country face further uncertainty

Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako: 'Submitting to frustration and despair is forbidden' (AP)

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Smoke rises as people flee their homes during clashes between Iraqi security forces and ISIS (AP)

Up to 13 million Iraqis may need humanitarian aid by the end of 2016

St Elijah's monastery was 1,400 years old (PA)

Last week it was revealed that ISIS destroyed Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery in 2014

An icon of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya by artist Tony Rezk

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Displaced Iraqi children stand in a classroom of a school used as a shelter in the city of Ramadi (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Moshe says Iraqi Christians most of all want to return to their homes

ISIS fighters capture Mosul last year (AP Photo/File)

Syrian Orthodox church of St Ephrem to become ‘mosque of the mujahideen’

Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq (Photo: CNS)

The Pope wants to visit, according to Archbishop Warda, but his staff ‘would not allow him to at present’

Displaced women sit outside tent at camp in Iraq (CNS)

Religious minorities are preparing to mark the 1915 genocide of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians

Christians deplore the recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital (AP)

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