A video from Aid to the Church in Need - France offers Christmas greetings from Iraqi Christians now living in refugee camps:
Hat tip: Le Salon Beige.
Pope Francis's letter to Christians in the Middle East dated December 21, 2014 remembered the serious difficulties they face and encouraged the international community to take action, especially by promoting peace through diplomacy to stop the violence. He encouraged them to remain close to Christ, saying that our hope is in Him:
"Dear brothers and sisters who courageously bear witness to Jesus in the land blessed by the Lord, our consolation and our hope is Christ himself. I encourage you, then, to remain close to him, like branches on the vine, in the certainty that no tribulation, distress or persecution can separate us from him (cf. Rom 8:35). May the trials which you are presently enduring strengthen the faith and the fidelity of each and all of you!"