Last Day:   We need $2,197 to meet a critical August shortfall.   Please help with your maximum gift now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Report: Christian refugees seek mass exodus from Iraq

Catholic World News - August 26, 2014

Iraqi Christians refugees who have left their homes in the wake of the Islamic State’s advance are “are pressuring religious and political leaders to find a way for a rapid mass exodus out of Iraq,” according to a report from the Assyrian International News Agency.

Refugees are dying daily in the Kurdish capital of Erbil because of a lack of resources. “Large numbers of families are still sleeping on sidewalks and parks, and there is the fear this situation and their plight will extend into winter,” according to the report.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($12,291 to go):
$35,000.00 $22,709.43
35% 65%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org 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 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 26, 2014 4:37 PM ET USA

    One might think that Turkey might offer sanctuary until you realize that ISIS has been moving northward to reopen its resupply lines. The Syrian border with Turkey is the prime way to move oil, weapons and new recruits to ISIS. Turkey, a Muslim country, is also a NATO member - so much for that.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Final Liturgical Year volume for 2014-2015 now available 3 hours ago
Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria August 29
Every Aspect of the Catholic Thing August 28
News Posturing: How the dramatis personae use each other August 28
The intractable practical problems with the Kasper proposal August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church CWN - August 5