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In this Sunday, June 15, 2014 photo, Iraqis attend Mass at the Chaldean Church of the Virgin Mary of the Harvest, in al-Qoush, set in the seventh century Saint Hormoz monastery built into a hill overlooking Alqosh, a village of some 6,000 inhabitants about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Mosul, northern Iraq. (AP Photo)

Iraqi Christians flee homes amid militant push

ALQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled repeatedly to this ancient mountainside village, seeking refuge from violence, then returning home when the danger eased. Now they are doing it again […]

06/16/2014

Pope Francis waves as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope says abortion is evidence of ‘throwaway culture’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday criticized abortion as evidence of a “throwaway culture” that wastes people as well as food, saying such a mentality is a threat to world peace. Francis also […]

01/13/2014

A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shouts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

Egypt: Islamists hit Christian churches

CAIRO (AP) – After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like “prisoners of war” before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually […]

08/17/2013

Christians evacuated from besieged Syrian city

(AP) – A priest in Syria says the first group of Christians has been evacuated from the besieged city of Homs after a deal between the Syrian army and rebels. Maximos al-Jamal, a Greek Orthodox […]

07/11/2012

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