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Mosul: video shows Islamic state blowing about Sacred Heart convent
The jihadists had used the facility as a base for cars and fighters. Yesterday, they decided to blow it up. Before the operation, they warned residents. The nearby St Georgis Monastery was spared. Built by the Iraqi government in 1984, the convent's nuns provided help to the elderly and people with special needs.
23/11/2016 15:47:00 IRAQ
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": A Christmas gift to survive winter
As Iraqi troops advance in the Nineveh Plain and Mosul, a new wave of refugees could overshadow the fate of other refugees who found hospitality in Kurdistan. People need kerosene, winter clothes, aid for children, and money for rent. The campaign AsiaNews launched two years ago is more urgent than ever. Give up a superfluous gift to offer refugees an essential gift for life.
31/10/2016 09:36:00 IRAQ
First Masses held in Qaraqosh cathedral devastated by Islamic State
The Syrian Catholic Archbishop visited the most important Christian city of Iraq, recently wrested from the jihadists. Qaraqosh bears the "scars" of the fighting. Need to de-mine land strewn with unexploded bombs before his people can return. Rebuilding infrastructure a priority. Republished courtesy of L'Orient-Lejour.
10/03/2017 12:46:00 IRAQ
Mosul Church used as Isis basis is liberated
Inside, the signs of jihadist control. Not even the crucifix spared. The Christians were forced to flee or to convert. The offensive to regain control of Mosul continues.
24/11/2016 11:50:00 IRAQ
Mosul offensive aggravates the plight of Christian refugees, forgotten by the government and UN
Fr. Samir Youssef speaks of an "emergency within an emergency" that makes the situation even more difficult. Only the Church helps Christians who are preparing to live "their third Christmas as refugees." From the areas liberated by the Caliphate the stories of women raped, children indoctrinated, homes destroyed. And an appeal: Let no one close "the door of mercy."
Fr. Samir Youssef: The poor Christmas of Mosul’s refugees and your help
The 3500 refugee families who had stayed in the diocese of Amadiya need food, medicine, warm clothes, beds, houses, work. The appeal of their pastor, along with his heartfelt gratitude for the help received through AsiaNews thanks to the "Adopt a Christian from Mosul" campaign. The signs of Providence.
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