Barnabas, Mission Partners of Castle Street, Missions

Barnabas Update – December 5th 2018

An Iraqi television network has uncovered the fact that least 350 homes of Christians who fled the country have been occupied or seized, particularly around the northern city of Mosul.

Properties have been transferred under false names and sold on. Many Christian properties had already been seized by Islamic State terrorists when they overran Mosul and the Nineveh Plains in 2014.

The Iraqi government is now rebuilding and restoring churches destroyed and damaged during the group’s three-year occupation of Mosul – around 40 churches were damaged and 15 destroyed – but even if Christians brave enough to return have a place to worship, many no longer have a home to go back to.