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Help Us ‘Go Back Home,’ Displaced Iraqi Sister Urges U.S. Congress
Catholic News Service (13 May 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Speaking quietly and deliberately, Dominican Sister Diana Momeka from Iraq urged a congressional committee hearing on 13 May to help the displaced Christian refugees in Iraq to “go back home.”

Recapture of Christian Towns Contrasts With ISIS Gains in Syria
Catholic News Service (22 May 2015)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — Church bells are ringing once again in the Assyrian Christian villages dotting the Khabur River in northeastern Syria after Islamic State militants were routed by a combination of forces.

French Catholics Demand Countries, Companies Boycott ISIS Oil
Catholic News Service (5 June 2015)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — French Catholics have urged church support for a campaign to stop Western companies from buying oil from Islamic State, in effect funding the mass killing of Christians.

Islamic Militants Announce Plan to Transform Mosul Church Into Mosque
Catholic News Service (8 June 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — One of the largest churches in Mosul, Iraq, will be transformed into a mosque.

Archbishop From Iraq Asks West to Step Up Efforts to Oust Islamic State
Catholic News Service (12 June 2015)
NEW YORK (CNS) — Syriac Catholic Archbishop Yohanna Moshe of Mosul, Iraq, called on the world’s government to oust Islamic State militants from northern parts of the country so thousands of displaced Christians can return home.

Panelists Seek Genocide Declaration Over Islamic State Atrocities
Catholic News Service (10 September 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some panelists at a 9 September forum on Islamic State atrocities want the United States and United Nations to declare the Islamic State’s actions in the Middle East a genocide.

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Picture of the Day: Lost World
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Picture of the Day: Nineveh Before ISIS
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Picture of the Day: Liberation in Syria
Children flash victory signs as they play in Manbij, following its liberation from ISIS. (photo: Reuters/Rodi Said)

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Picture of the Day: Greetings from Jordan
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