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Chalking for Jesus: What If We Had Listened to JPII About Iraq?

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Last year ISIS destroyed the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq: ISIS Obliterates Oldest Christian Monastery in Iraq. Anna Keating wonders what would have happened if we had listened to JPII:

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11.22
The Saints Help My Children Understand the Children in Iraq and Syria

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Melissa Johnson, a homeschooling mother of six writes for The Catholic Catalogue about how teaching her children about the saints has helped them understand the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. More after the jump:

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8.3
How the Iraq War Became a War on Christians

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Andrew Doran writes about how the warnings of Pope John Paul II prior  to a US led invasion of Iraq went unheeded. The Holy Father predicted that the war in Iraq would lead to the persecution of Christians, and other religious minorities in the region. Read his essay in The American Conservative here: How the Iraq War Became a War on ChristiansDonate to help Iraq’s Christians here. 

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3.3
Statement on Genocide Against Christians in Iraq and Syria

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Robert P. George and Cornel West at Swarthmore college
Robert P. George, Cornel West, The Knights of Columbus, and many others are calling on President Obama to acknowledge the genocide against Christians taking place in Iraq and Syria. Read the letter from First Things here: Statement on Genocide Against Christians in Iraq and Syria

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