Asylum

Persecuted Archbishops Denied Entry to Britain

Two Syriac Orthodox archbishops have been denied visas to visit the UK for a ceremony being attended by the Prince of Wales, as Home Office officials said they may try to claim asylum.

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Firebombed Baghdad Church Reopens but the Faithful Have Fled

The church of Saint George in Baghdad, which was closed down in 2007 after being firebombed by Islamic militants, was finally reopened Monday, but local clergy worry that there are no longer any Assyrian Christians left to worship there.

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Iraq’s Christians Seek Autonomous Community in a Free Kurdistan

Iraq’s Assyrian Christian population is seeking to reclaim territory they have lost to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) since they overtook the region last summer and to create an autonomous region for themselves–in a free Kurdistan.