Thousands of Iraqi Christians are in Turkey waiting, from a few months to a few years, for an answer to their resettlement applications to Western countries.
Iraqi Christians cautiously welcome the start of the battle for Mosul and the Ninevah Plain, from which they were driven out by ISIS more than two years ago.
NCR Today: Donald Trump being a 'strongman' who could solve chaos in the Middle East contrasts with the area's dismaying history of domination by dictatorial leaders.
The Field Hospital: Catholic communities confront racism; British Columbia parishioners welcome two refugee families; Portland pastoral administrator blames lack of funding for homelessness crisis
NCR Today: As coalition forces have liberated cities from ISIS occupation, the international community has become aware of the needs of the liberated populations.
World Youth Day 2016: The best way to describe the opening Mass would be a strange mix between the World Cup, Olympics and Coachella. Then add a Catholic flavor.
NCR Today: Elie Wiesel dies; Iran condemns attack in Saudi Arabia; Nuns on the Bus tour; America's Catholic founding father; Benedict says 'gay lobby' tried to wield power
The fate of some 120,000 displaced Iraqi Christians is being held hostage by uncertainty.
NCR captured images of Christians and Yazidis forced from their homes in Mosul, Qaraqosh and the Nineveh Plain by Islamic State during the summer of 2014.
NCR Today: When we open our hearts to the chaos that other people are experiencing instead of protecting our space, that opening is an act of mercy.