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In Iraq, Pope to Visit Mosul Churches Desecrated By Islamic State
Dutch Parliament Passes Motion Recognizing Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide
Turkey is Bombing Assyrian Villages in North Iraq
Iraq's Assyrian Community, Decimated By Violence, Fear
Mosul's Assyrians Struggle to Rebuild Destroyed Housing
For Iraqi Assyrian Youth, Papal Visit Brings Church Closer to Home
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Summaries

In Iraq, Pope to Visit Mosul Churches Desecrated By Islamic State

By Charlotte Bruneau

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) -- In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a small square surrounded by low-rise houses, testament to the role Iraq's once flourishing Christian community played.

Dutch Parliament Passes Motion Recognizing Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide

Dutch parliament today passed a widely supported motion calling "on the government to recognize the Armenian Genocide." Dutch Member of Parliament Joël Voordewind (ChristenUnie) and his cosponsors submitted motion 21501-02-2277 stating, "Noting that the Dutch government still does not recognise the Armenian genocide of 1915 [perpetrated] by the Ottoman Empire (in which also the Arameans,...

Turkey is Bombing Assyrian Villages in North Iraq

Iraq condemned Turkey's recent incursion into Iraqi territory in Nineveh Governorate. A member of parliament claimed that Turkey does not have the authority to deploy Turkish troops into Iraqi land. Turkey claimed they did so in order to neutralize 33 PKK fighters. Turkey continues to pursue the PKK to "neutralize" their threat.

Iraq's Assyrian Community, Decimated By Violence, Fear

Baghdad (AFP) -- Some fled after the US-led invasion, others during sectarian bloodshed and more following jihadist attacks. Iraq's last two violent decades have hollowed out its Christian community which dates back two millennia.

Mosul's Assyrians Struggle to Rebuild Destroyed Housing

By Tahsin Qasim

Now in his seventies, Joseph Gabriel has decided to return to his damaged house in Mosul, despite the property's uninhabitable state. ISIS militants had taken hold of the property during their three year tenure in the city. Like many other residents of the city, the Christian local has yet to receive financial assistance to repair his home. "This is my house.

For Iraqi Assyrian Youth, Papal Visit Brings Church Closer to Home

By Elise Ann Allen

A priest from Qaraqosh helping to prepare the city's youth for Pope Francis's visit next month has said the fact that a pope is traveling to the country for the first time has shown young people that the Church, which can often seem far away, is close to them. "Here in Qaraqosh, we are so happy that the pope will come to visit us," said Iraqi Father Roni Momika in comments to Crux.


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