- Dec 10, 2019
Pope Francis met Thursday with the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, a survivor of ISIS enslavement and an advocate for human rights and persecuted Iraqi minorities.
There’s a good case why popes shouldn’t get the Nobel Peace Prize, which turns out to be similar to why they shouldn’t be declared saints.
For those concerned about the plight of suffering religious minorities around the world, very much including Christians, Wednesday’s passage of the “Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018″ is obviously good news.
If Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities are to stay in Iraq, they will need more security than they currently have.
Speaking at a Rome conference on Monday, victims of persecution suggested that religious freedom around the world often is honored more in the breach than the observance.
The United States Agency for International Development has announced it is investing $10 million into coalitions led by Catholic Relief Services and Heartland Alliance to help rebuild Christian and other minority communities in Iraq who suffered genocide under the Islamic State.