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Irbil Church Offers Shelter Amid Christian Exodus From Middle East

It is the church where a growing congregation reflects deep problems for the Christian community across the Middle East. Based in the Iraqi-Kurdish capital of Irbil, Saint Ilyas Church is not just a place of worship, but a camp for those fleeing the so-called Islamic State. In a space once used as gardens, it now hosts 110 largely Christian families displaced by conflict. And with hundreds of thousands of Christians having fled their homes in Iraq and Syria, many are left fearing for the...

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