Misc: Jewish Man Who Survived Nazis Now Rescuing Christians from ISIS

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George Weidenfeld

As a Jewish teenager George Weidenfeld fled Nazi Germany with the help of Quakers and other Christians. He is now paying it forward by rescuing thousands of Christians targeted by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Read about his heroism in The National Catholic Register here: Jewish Man Who Survived Nazis Now Rescuing Christians from ISIS

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TCC TV: Sacred Journeys: Lourdes

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In 1858, in the southwest of France, a 14-year-old peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous claimed she had 18 encounters with the Virgin Mary. Since then, Lourdes has become one of the holiest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, visited annually by more than five million people who come in search of healing. Since the end of World War II, veterans from around the world have journeyed to Lourdes seeking healing and unity during the International Military Pilgrimage. Watch the entire episode about wounded veterans seeking healing at Lourdes from PBS here: Lourdes at a Glance

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Misc: Christianity in Iraq is Finished

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“The past 3 months have been the climax of 11 years of hell.”

Christians in Iraq began being targeted shortly after the US led invasion in 2003. Daniel Williams argues in The Washington Post that it’s time for Western countries to start offering them asylum, as they will never be able to return to their homeland. Read it here: Christianity in Iraq is Finished

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