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Two years ago this month, July, the Iraqi government declared the defeat of ISIS. When the city was liberated, “no one believed that the Christians would return to Mosul,” Syriac-Catholic priest...
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From the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has raised his voice for Syria, speaking out about the pain of its suffering people; calling on the international community to put an end to the...
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