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Bishop to travel to White House, ask for visas for persecuted Iraqi Catholics

September 12, 2014

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Bishop Sarhad Yawsip Jammo, the head of a Chaldean Catholic eparchy based in San Diego, will travel to the White House with a list of 25,000 Iraqi Catholics who seek entry into the United States.

“Requests have been made to White House for an increase in the number of visas issued, to be granted to those who wish and desire to leave Iraq,” reported a California-based Chaldean news site. “In response to a request from the White House, St. Peter's Diocese has been compiling a list of names for our brothers and sisters in Iraq that want to escape persecution.”


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  • Posted by: bruno.cicconi7491 - Sep. 13, 2014 10:45 PM ET USA

    There it is! I wrote to my country's foreign ministry to do the same, though received no answer. We are not talking about bombing people or entering war, only receiving those who run from death. Why is that so hard?

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Sep. 12, 2014 2:11 PM ET USA

    Amen! i say bring them all here to increase the ranks of Christians in America. We need them.

  • Posted by: Jason C. - Sep. 12, 2014 10:27 AM ET USA

    This is excellent.