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  • U.S. Senate committee advances bill to aid Christians in Iraq

    U.S. Senate committee advances bill to aid Christians in Iraq

    • Sep 21, 2017

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Sept. 19 to advance a bill that seeks to ensure U.S. aid reaches Christian genocide victims in Iraq out of the committee, moving it closer to a floor vote. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) praised Tuesday’s vote, saying the bill provides much-needed support to the Chaldean Archeparchy of Erbil, which has hosted Christian victims of Islamic State for several years.

  • Iraq prelate backs preference for minority refugees fleeing genocide

    Iraq prelate backs preference for minority refugees fleeing genocide

    • Feb 2, 2017

    Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil tells Crux that as long as special preferences under Trump’s new refugee order are for all victims of ISIS and not just Christians alone, it will help, and that Christians “celebrated when Trump won” in hopes it would mark an end to U.S. neglect.

  • For Iraqi Christians, mix of hope and horror is a daily affair

    • Oct 23, 2016

    While long-Christian villages are being liberated, the threats facing Christians remain real, even in areas outside of ISIS control. The result is a mixture of celebration and fear, hope and horror, faced daily by Christians seeking to remain in a land that embraced the faith during the time of the apostles.

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