VATICAN CITY (RNS) Yazidis are a Kurdish-speaking people who follow an ancient religion blending elements of Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity and local folk beliefs.
Articles tagged “Iraq”
In his annual “Urbi et Orbi” address to the city and the world, his text features the prayers for peace and health in lands torn by strife and by Ebola .
(RNS) The letter stands in contrast to a petition launched by conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists who demanded that President Obama sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists.
(RNS) James Foley’s murder by terrorists of the Islamic State has prompted many Christians, especially Foley’s fellow Catholics, to argue that he should be considered a martyr, maybe even a saint.
(RNS) A coalition of religious leaders, led by mostly conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists, is calling on President Obama to sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists in Iraq.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Even as Francis called on the international community to find “an efficient political solution that can stop these crimes” the Vatican also tried to make peace with the idea that U.S. military strikes were necessary and working.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The envoy is expected to deliver a personal message of solidarity and support from the pope as well as financial aid to those affected by the wave of violence.
(RNS) Thousands of Yazidis, followers of an ancient religion, have been killed or captured or fled to a remote mountain without food, water or shelter.