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Iraqi Christians Find Refuge At A Church In Jordan


Iraq’s Christians fleeing their homes due to fear of ISIS arrived at the St. Mary’s church in Jordan with only what they could carry: clothes, pictures and a few family heirlooms.

Jordan shelters refugees from IRAQ
Jordan shelters refugees from IRAQ

It’s all that is left of a life before the Islamic State terror group swept into northern Iraq, giving the Christians of Qaraqosh and Mosul an ultimatum: Convert, leave or die.

Roughly 100 Iraqi Christians are being sheltered at St. Mary’s Church in the Marka neighbourhood of Amman in Jordan. Their sanctuary offers little more than floor mats and a roof, but it’s a welcome haven after fleeing ISIS persecution.