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ISIS fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul (CNS)

Militants have been said to be using the convent as a logistics base

Iraqis who have fled the violence in their hometown of Mosul reach for a fruit during a food distribution at Khazir refugee camp  (PA)

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

Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako (AP)

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Iraqi Christians protest in America. Their numbers have dramatically fallen in the ten years since the invasion (AP)

On the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War Mardean Isaac says western states are forcing Iraqi Christians to return home

Tariq Aziz in a courtroom in Baghdad (CNS photo/Reuters TV)

Archbishop Georges Casmoussa of Mosul says the killing of Tariq Aziz would be wrong