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Pope Meets Leaders of Yazidi Community Facing Persecution
Catholic News Service (8 January 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In his appeals for an end to the persecution of minorities in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis often has mentioned both the Christians and the Yazidis attacked by Islamic State fighters.

Middle East Groups Seek Protected Zone for Minorities in Iraq, Syria
Catholic News Service (8 April 2015)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — A call for an area to protect Christians and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq is gathering pace even as April marks the centenary of the 1915 genocide of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians.

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BREAKING: IRAQ
“Nobody Can Imagine How Terrible It Is”

This report was sent to us by Ms. Christina Patto, VP Assyrian Aid Society of Iraq.

Who Are the Yazidis?
Rev. Elias Mallon discusses the Yazidi people.

Picture of the Day: “No Cause Can Justify Such Barbarity”
Yazidi demonstrators protest Islamic State militants in Hanover, Germany, on 12 August. (photo: CNS/Julian Stratenschulte, EPA)

IRAQ UPDATE:
“What Prayers Shall I Say Now?”

Michel Constantin, CNEWA’s regional director for Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, discusses Iraqi refugees in Ain Kawa.

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