By Murcadha O Flaherty and John Pontifex

WITHIN just one month up to 15,000 displaced Iraqi Christians are expected to return to the town in the ancient Nineveh Plains which suffered the worst violence carried out by Daesh (ISIS).

Bishop Aguirre of Bangassou reports on the recent violence in the country   

By Murcadha O Flaherty

Parts of Aleppo are coming back to life with people returning in large numbers to the bomb-blasted city and streets once again humming with traffic and people. 

By Daniele Piccini

The Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is collaborating on a project to look back on and reappraise the history of the lay martyrs from El Salvador. 

By Daniele Piccini

The Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is working against time, together with the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee (NRC) to repair and rebuild as many family homes as possible, so that the Syriac Catholic families can return in time for the beginning of the school year. Already at least 600 families have returned to this town in the Nineveh plains. Father Georges Jahola, who is in charge of the Syriac Catholic team on the NRC, predicts confidently: “In 10 years time the city will be repopulated as it was before IS.”  

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