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A French Catholic group has sent the new statues from Lourdes to Erbil, where they will be carried through the streets in procession

Their future depends on help from the West, according to a senior Chaldean Catholic official

Christian militias are merely defending villages from an enemy that will show no mercy. But in doing so they must make dangerous choices

Atheists share with Christians the plight of being persecuted worldwide for their convictions. They must unite to demand the freedom to follow their beliefs – whatever they may be