Bishop Saved 226 Lives

In February 2015, ISIS abducted 226 victims were all Christians. Against impossible odds, a determined bishop helped secure their release.

Source: The Incredible Story Of How One Bishop Saved The Lives Of Over 200 Assyrian Christians | Christian News on Christian Today


Iraqi Christians Celebrate Mass In Qaraqosh

Surrounded by charred walls and in front of a ruined altar, dozens of Iraqi Christians celebrated mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

CHR Comment: Christians were driven out in August 2014 when ISIS troops occupied the city and issued an ultimatum that they should convert or else.

Source: Iraqi Christians Celebrate Mass In Qaraqosh For The First Time Since Liberation From ISIS | Christian News on Christian Today

In Defense of Christians

(RNS) The plight of Christians in the Middle East is all but ignored, say their advocates.

CHR Comment: The article describes a Washington DC conference intent upon addressing the plight of Christians in the Middle East such as the Assyrian Christians and the Copts in Egypt. These minority religious groups are subject to persistent persecution in recent years. The conference also mentioned the suffering of the Yazidi people who practice a form of Zoroastrianism.

Source: Activists: West is ignoring genocide of Middle East religious minorities | Religion News Service