Papal Envoy: Iraqi Christians Might Be Able to Return Home This Year

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Says Both Church and Political Leaders Hoping for a Visit From Pope Francis ROME, January 21, 2015 ( – This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. The Vatican’s diplomatic representative in Iraq, Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, is cautiously optimistic that the Christians driven out of northern Iraq by the Islamic State might be able to return to their homes sometime this year. He told international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, however, that the process will be most challenging—even aside from the … Continue reading