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Iraq:  At least 100 places of worship destroyed by IS/Daesh in Nineveh Plain
Iraq: At least 100 places of worship destroyed by IS/Daesh in Nineveh Plain

A new report due to be published shortly, shows that at least 100 places of worship have been vandalized or completely demolished in the territories of Mosul and Nineveh Province since June 2014, when IS/Darsh imposed their rule in that region. The report is being complied by the Commission on Crimes Committed by IS/Daesh, with information collected by the Kurdish Peshmerga troops who have been liberating the area from the Jihadists. Mariwan Naqshbandi, spokesman for the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan,

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Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul in new appeal to Pope and the world
Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul in new appeal to Pope and the world

In July 2014, when Mosul was captured by the terror group Daesh (ISIS), Christians living in the area were called either to convert to Islam, pay a protection tax or to leave the city. Otherwise they were risking their lives. Consequently thousands of Christians fled their homes and villages, relinquishing their communities and leaving behind their centuries old communities and Christian heritage... Saher Kawas from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem spoke to Bishop Yohanno Petros Mouche, Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Kirkuk and Kurdistan about his experience

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Plans for Iraqi-Kurdish force to free Nineveh
Plans for Iraqi-Kurdish force to free Nineveh

The Iraqi government has announced the creation of a joint Iraqi-Kurdish task force to start military operations aimed at freeing Mosul and Nineveh province, currently under the control of IS/Daish. The plan was agreed during a summit meeting in Erbil attended by Itaqi and Kurdish government ministers. Iraqi media also reported that the US ambassador in Iraq, Stuart E Jones also took part. Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi pledged that Iraq will commit its army in the liberation of the province of Nineveh,

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Sunday Reflection with Fr Robin Gibbons  -  25 January 2015
Sunday Reflection with Fr Robin Gibbons - 25 January 2015

Listening to the reading from the Prophet Jonah we cannot fail to be moved! God saw the sorrow and repentance of the people of Nineveh, and spared them in this story. Today IS ignored the cries of the people in Mosul and destroyed the existence of the Christian community! The irony cannot be lost on us; now people claiming to do this in God’s a name are destroying Mosul/Nineveh! But in Jonah’s story the big difference it is about coming together not rending asunder.

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