Francis said forces involved in the battle to drive ISIS from the city have an obligation to protect innocents

Their future depends on help from the West, according to a senior Chaldean Catholic official

The French government and the charities have signed an accord calling for ‘an alternative to the death voyages in the Mediterranean’

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The protest took place outside the UN regional headquarters in Beirut

Archbishop Warda had been invited by a member of Congress to talk about the persecution of Iraqi Christians

Fr Emanuel Youkhana visited the war-torn city last week

Once President Trump’s ‘travel ban’ is lifted, refugees fleeing to America due to religious persecution will be prioritised

People ‘who walked through mine fields to escape ISIS … are not the people we are afraid of’

Such a strategy would make Christians a ‘target’ for their enemies, Church leaders have said