Convert Or Face Death: Iraqi Christians Flee Mosul ن

Convert Or Face Death: Iraqi Christians Flee Mosul ن

Convert Or Face Death: Iraqi Christians Flee Mosul LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Although Christians have lived in northern Iraq and Syria for nearly two-thousand years, and at least six hundred years before Islam, today they face extinction across the region. "Our people are disappearing," Canon Andrew White, head of the Anglican Church in Iraq "It looks as though the end could be very near," he told the BBC. A week ago, Christians were warned to either leave the city of Mosul and other areas under Islamic State control, or they would have to pay a tax or be put to death. Today, … [Read more...]

The new plight of Christians in Mosul

The new plight of Christians in Mosul

The dramatic voices from Northern Iraq where the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant took control also of ancient churches. Archbishop Nona, successor of the martyr Rahho, who was killed in 2008: «Do not forsake my diocese» By Giorgio Bernardelli - Via Vatican Insider- The news of a church under construction which exploded east of Mosul is already on social networks. Together with the news that the monastery of Mar Behnam - dating back to the fourth century, one of the most important historical sites of the Assyrian Christianity – is in the hands of militants of the Islamic … [Read more...]