The cross of the Iraqi people

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An Iraqi woman testifies how the young men of Baghdad celebrated the Feast of The Holy Cross amid solidarity for their refugee brothers, fear of the advance of ISIS and the hope of faith. In an age that reinforces a culture of war and faith in military violence and militant religious mainstreams as a means to resolve social and political conflicts, the feast of the exaltation of the Holy Cross comes again to confirm the power of love of the crucifix over the power of death. According to worldly standards, it … Continue reading

Faith of Iraqi Christians called unbreakable, despite persecution

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Erbil, Iraq, Aug 22, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Iraqi Christians’ faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with a Catholic pastoral charity has said after visiting Kurdistan, where many have taken refuge.“The faith is the reason for their lives. And despite the persecution, children wear rosaries around their necks and the people do not hide their tattoos of crosses or their medals that identify them as Christians,” Maria Lozano, adjunct communications director for Aid to the Church in … Continue reading

The Story of Christian Refugees’ Escape from Mosul

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Tens of thousands of Christian refugees from Nineveh province have fled to Ankawa town, Erbil and have settled ina church in the Christian majority town. A Vatican representative expressed his concern of a disaster awaiting the refugees. A BasNews correspondent who visited Nineveh Christian refugees in Ankawa was shown that churches are able to provide basic needs to the refugees in the area. Abdulkarim Bahnam, an older Christian refugee who fled Qaraqush in Nineveh to Ankawa 12 days ago due to the threat posed by Islamic State (IS) militants. “Once … Continue reading