More than 125,000 of Iraq's Christians have been forced to flee the homeland they have lived in for nearly 2,000 years because of ISIS violence and threats, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs .. click on the pin and watch the short clip from 60 minutes
"... 'The US has warned that the situation for Iraq's minority groups threatens to become a "humanitarian catastrophe'. [...] Pope Francis has made an impassioned appeal to the international community to do much more to address the crisis. A Vatican statement said the Pope had appealed for "all necessary help" to be given to those forced to flee their homes, 'whose fate depends entirely on the solidarity of others'...".
["Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History" & "Father Najeeb Michaeel, a Iraqi Dominican monk, has been trying to further preserve Iraq's Christian texts by digitizing the ones he has been able to save.
Iraq's battle to save its Christian souls: 'Christians are finished here'
Iraq's battle to save its Christian souls: 'Christians are finished here' Ten years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Christians have dwindled from more than a million to as little as 200,000. Colin Freeman reports on attempts to stem the exodus from Iraq's churches By Colin Freeman, Baghdad 6:00AM GMT 15 Dec 2013