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Crowds surround Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, Dec. 28, 2018, as he visits the Syriac Catholic cathedral, St. Mary al-Tahira, in Qaraqosh, a city in the Ninevah Plains, where some 100,000 Christians were uprooted in 2014 by Islamic State fighters. (CNS/Vatican Media)
Crowds surround Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, Dec. 28, 2018, as he visits the Syriac Catholic cathedral, St. Mary al-Tahira, in Qaraqosh, a city in the Ninevah Plains, where some 100,000 Christians were uprooted in 2014 by Islamic S