Iraq: jihadist group occupies homes belonging to Church
Catholic World News - July 04, 2014
In recent days, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the jihadist group that controls much of Syria and Iraq, has occupied homes belonging to the Chaldean Catholic Church, according to a report from the Assyrian International News Agency.
In Mosul, ISIL seized a home belonging to the Chaldean Catholic patriarchate, while in nearby Al Shurta, ISIL seized a home belonging to the local diocese.
In general, ISIL is occupying homes belonging to Christians who fled Mosul, according to the report.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($8,458 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: jg23753479 -
Jul. 04, 2014 9:13 PM ET USA
Let us never cease to remind all that THIS is the group Obama wished to back with our air force. Does anyone really believe Obama didn't understand what ISIS would eventually end up doing in Syria? Does anyone still believe he ever cared in the slightest? What were we thinking as a nation when we put this kind of man in charge of the White House?