After a year of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria purging Christian minorities from its self-declared caliphate, Iraqi and Syrian Christians are facing muted celebrations this Christmas.
Christian Iraqi women pray during a Dec. 11 Mass at the Maronite Catholic Cathedral of the Resurrection in Rabieh, east of Beirut. (Photo courtey of Catholic News Service)
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In this photo, some of the Iraqi Christians who fled to Erbil walk past decorations displayed in commemoration of the Elevation of the Holy Cross festival, Erbil, Sept. 15, 2014. (AFP)