Christian Refugees in Iraq Face Up to a Bleak Christmas

When baby Mariam was born her mother laid her in a bed made from a plastic bag Below: Refugees in a camp near Erbil (CNS).

By Simon Caldwell http://www.catholicherald.co.uk 19/12/14 David Thamir was having a great time as he played go-karts with other boys. He shrieked, ran and jumped with his companions as they charged around in the vehicles they had made for themselves. It was the sort of joyful and innocent fun which comes naturally to children. But in this instance, it was ...

Iraqi Christians Brave Heat to Demand Help From United Nations

By Simon Caldwell http://www.catholictranscript.org - 29/7/14 Iraqi Christian refugees braved temperatures as high as 122 degrees Fahrenheit to demand that the United Nations intervene to protect them from persecution by Islamist militants. Sahar Mansour, a Chaldean Catholic who fled Mosul, Iraq, in June, told Catholic News Service by email that she saw some of the demonstrators faint in the ...