Group: ‘Iraq Christians Face Harder Times After U.S. Withdrawal’

By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- An organization dedicated to reportedly persecuted Christians worldwide warned Thursday, September 9, that life for minority Christians in Iraq will get worse as American troops are redeployed back to the United States

U.S. Denies Entry To “Thousands” Of “Persecuted” Iraqi Christians (UPDATE)

(ADDS MORE BACKGROUND, CHANGING LEAD) By BosNewsLife Correspondents Joseph DeCaro and Stefan J. Bos BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- The immigration status of thousands of Christians fleeing bloodshed and persecution in Iraq remained uncertain Monday, November 28, due to new security measures in the United States following fresh terrorism concerns, aid workers said.

Massive New Year and Christmas Attacks In Arab World, Africa, Asia

By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos iraq_cristiani_1_(400_x_280)BAGHDAD/CAIRO/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Rights investigators said Wednesday, January 13, there has been "a surge ofattacks" against Christians since December, with deaths, detentions and destruction reported in the Arab world, Africa and Asia.

Modern Day Exodus Of Iraqi Christians Amid Violence, IOM Says

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- A modern day exodus of Christians into the autonomous Kurdish regions of Iraq have greatly increased after a series of attacks against them, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Muslim Militants Attack Iraq’s John the Baptist Followers; Several Killed

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service plusBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- As Islamic militants stepped up deadly attacks, there were security concerns Thursday, April 30, in Iraq about the plight of followers of the Biblical preacher John the Baptist, who led a movement of baptism at the Jordan River.

BREAKING NEWS: Thousands Of Iraq Christians Flee After Islamic Takeover (Update)

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christiansBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians and other residents began fleeing Mosul on Tuesday, May 10, after Islamic militants overran much of Iraq's second largest city, "killing hundreds" while seizing churches and government buildings.

Iraq Militants Kill Christian; Pope Urges Authorities To Intervene

BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos p9_iraq-christians_21BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has appealed to Iraqi authorities to defend minority Christians, after police confirmed that the Christian owner of a car repair shop was killed, execution-style, in Mosul.

Iraq Christians Facing Crucifixions, Torture By Islamic State Militants

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christianrescuedBAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Iraqi Christians are facing crucifixions, torture and sex slavery in areas controlled by the Islamic State group, but at least some of them have forgiven those who persecuted them, according to testimonies seen by BosNewsLife.

BREAKING NEWS: Iraq Church and Market Blasts Kill Dozens

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service iraq-christians BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants targeted Christians in two seperate bomb attacks in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Christmas Day, killing at least 37 people and raising fears that the embattled Christian minority will face a new wave of extremism, officials said.

NEWS ALERT: Nuns, Orphans, Released In Iraq

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos 041116_iraq_christians_hmed_8a_hmedium1BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife)-- Friends expressed relief Wednesday, July 16, after five Christians, including two nuns and three orphans, were released in Iraq by Islamic militants, but concern remained about the future of Iraq's dwindling Christian community.