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Iraq

Iraqi town destroyed by ISIS rises again 

Aid to the Church in Need speaks with Chaldean Catholics who are bringing Christianity back to the Nineveh Plains.

Young Iraqi Christian eyes future with mixture of hope and dread

After fleeing ISIS, a young Syriac Orthodox man talks to Aid to the Church in Need.

Christians are slowly returning to Iraq, says Syriac Patriarch

The invasion of ISIS in 2014 triggered a mass exodus of the region's Christians.

Steubenville enters partnership with Iraq university

Catholic University of Erbil finds "big brother" in Franciscan.

Aid to the Church in Need begins repair of churches, church buildings in Christian homeland in Iraq

Some 45 percent of the population that had fled the onslaught of ISIS in 2014 has returned; shops have reopened, many houses have been repaired, and Church life has picked up thanks to this essential …

Deadly protests in their country leave Iraqi Christians between hope and fear

Some, mostly young Christians on the Nineveh Plains have expressed solidarity with the protestors in Baghdad.

Christians in Iraq still have many hurdles before they can get home

Kurdish and Iranian-backed militias and a resurgent ISIS are just a few of the impediments, witnesses say at USCIRF hearing.

Five years after Christians forced out of Iraqi homes, situation still delicate

Archbishop of Erbil warns of continued presence of extremist Islamist groups

The only priest who stayed in a city invaded by the Islamic State

Now he is inviting the Christians who took refuge elsewhere to return.

In Iraq, a new Catholic hospital and university bring hope to an embattled Christian community

 For more than three years, the Archdiocese of Erbil hosted more than 120,000 Christians who fled the 2014 onslaught of ISIS on the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq.

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