Priest says Chaldeans in northern Iraq face uncertainty in return to homes

Chaldean Christians in northern Iraq are determined to continue their 2,000-year-long mission despite the near-deadly blow inflicted by Islamic State forces and new challenges from nongovernment militias, said a priest ministering in the region.
“The situation is so complicated in Iraq, but our faith and principles are that Christian religious communities should be there. Our mission is to be there and not in another place,” Chaldean Father Thabet Habib told Catholic News Service July 17.