Action Alert!
Catholic World News

France offers asylum to Christian refugees from Iraq

July 29, 2014

The government of France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes by Islamic militants.

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius said that his government is "outraged" by the news that Christians in Mosul were ordered to deny their faith or leave the city, on pain of death. "We are ready, if they wish, to facilitate their asylum on our soil," he said.


Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

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!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: richard.clarke1185 - Jul. 30, 2014 7:44 AM ET USA

    Good to hear that France has the compassion to offer asylum to Christians from this troubled area. Now if our own government would do that instead of empty words after weeks of silence.

  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 30, 2014 3:08 AM ET USA

    Seems like a number of Western countries could help provide transport, since they are otherwise sitting on their hands.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Jul. 29, 2014 8:37 PM ET USA

    Vive la France!