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Iraq

Syriac Catholic Archbishop Yohanna Moshe of Mosul, Iraq, called on the world’s government to oust Islamic State militants from northern parts of the country that the 120,000 displaced Christians who fled the city June 10, 2014, could return home. He was speaking with the Aid to the Church in Need. “The only solution that will make them happy and give them dignity is to go back to their homes,” he told the Agency. Abp. Moshe, who also was forced to flee Mosul, asked for prayers for the displaced Christians and “especially for our political leaders to help them find a solution.” His comments seem to reflect the continuing frustration among senior Middle East clergy about the World’s indifference to extremism in the region.