By Dale Gavlak for Catholic News Service
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — It’s taken three years for Iraqi Christians to return home after fleeing threats of death and forced conversion to Islam, but they are starting to rebuild their homes and lives in their ancestral towns, said Catholic aid groups.
“We met Amir, his wife and five children on a road in Irbil, while they were packing up their belongings in a truck to move back to Qaraqosh,” Marialaura Conte, communications director of the AVSI Foundation, told Catholic News Service via Skype.
The family, along with thousands of other Iraqi Christians, sought refuge in Irbil after their hometown was destroyed.
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