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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Representatives of the Chaldean Catholic diocese of Kirkuk distribute aid to displaced families earlier this October)in Hawija. The center for internally displaced families is 30 miles southwest of the diocesan center where Dominican Friar Yousif Thomas Mirkis is the archbishop. In spite of the challenges Iraq faces Archbishop...


Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Shrine of prophet Nahum Alqush- Iraq. Photo by Frdos Zora, op


Three years ago, the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena from Erbil, Iraq left their homes in order to flee ISIS. In the time since, they have been refugees and have ministered to fellow refugees within refugee camps. As they write, "We started a journey...


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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When Sister Lorelle Elcock talks about Iraqi refugees, she tears up. The prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, Sister Lorelle is normally even-keeled, but she concedes that talking about the people who have left everything they knew to flee from ISIS really gets to her.


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