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Mother and son survived 2 years under thumb of Islamic State Mother and son survived 2 years under thumb of Islamic State

Mother and son survived 2 years under thumb of Islamic State

Tuesday 10 January 2017

By Jaco Klamer, Zenit (Phot ACN) 
 
Late last year, Ismail fled Mosul with his mother Jandark Behnam Mansour Nassi (55), the two having survived ISIS’ reign of terror for two years. From the safety of Erbil, Kurdistan, the Iraqi Christians, former residents of the town of Bartella, on the Nineveh plain, told their story to international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

Monday 9 January 2017

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service (Photo: CNS)
 
Syrians don't want to leave their homeland, they want a safe place to live in peace, said a Franciscan friar from Aleppo, Syria, who spoke on 5 January with the Archdiocese of Washington's Holy Land Committee. Franciscan Brother George Jamal, who is originally from Aleppo, said even though the situation in his homeland is complicated, it is important to learn about it and if people feel inclined to do something, they can learn about the different aid groups in the region to see how to best help.
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