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Pope Francis Says Christians Are Being ‘Driven From the Middle East’

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Pope Francis at the Western Wall. Photo: Kobi Gideon / GPO.

Pope Francis said Saturday Christians are being “driven from the Middle East” in a message to Iraqi Christians forced to flee from Mosul by Islamic State group jihadists.

“Christians are being driven from the Middle East in suffering,” the pontiff said in a video message as French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin visited the Iraqi city of Erbil, where thousands of Christians have taken refuge following the fall of their city in June.

Read full story at Al Arabiya.

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