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Isis in Syria: Only a few thousand Christians remain to defy militants

Syria, damaged Icon, Maalula

Distraught priests tell Robert Fisk of the persecution that has brought their Church to its knees.  15 miles from the frontline of Isis, which persecutes their faith, the Christians of Qamishli gathered in the Church of the Holy Virgin for the wedding of Malek Aissa and Ilana Hacho, reports The Independent. (Photo: Damaged icons inside the church of the monastery of ... Read More »

1800 years old Church burned to the ground by ISIS in Mosul

Burning 1800 years old church Mosul ISIS AP photo

Militants from the radical jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have set fire to a 1,800-year-old church in Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul, a photo released Saturday shows, Al Arabiya reports. (Photo: Associated Press) The burning of the church is the latest in a series of destruction of Christian property in Mosul, which was taken by the ... Read More »