Pope Francis offers prayers and solidarity to Iraqi Christians

Arabic letter "N" for "Nazarene" (Christian) was painted on Christian homes in Mosul, Iraq this weekend

Arabic letter “N” for “Nazarene” (Christian) was painted on Christian homes in Mosul, Iraq this weekend

During his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis offered his constant prayers and solidarity with Christians of Mosul, Iraq, who were forced to flee their homes this weekend due to persecution.

“I want to express my closeness and my constant prayer to these families and these people. Dear brothers and sisters who are so persecuted, I know how much you suffer, I know that you are stripped of everything. I am with you in the faith of the one who has conquered evil!”

Christians in Mosul were forced to flee their homes after the militant group ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) issued a demand that Christians in the city either convert to Islam, pay a tax, or leave the city with nothing but the clothes on their backs. After the demand was made on Thursday, the homes of Christians in the city were marked with an “N” for “Nazarene.”

Pope Francis encouraged all present to pray for peace in areas of conflict, especially the Middle East.

“The God of peace will awaken in all the authentic desire for dialogue and reconciliation. Violence will not win over violence. Violence is won over by peace!”

See Catholic News Agency for more.

Our Lady, help of Christians, pray for us.

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K237EQ, Farmington, NM – Still off the air

Farmington, NM Tower NewsAs many of our listeners may be aware, we are currently off the air on 95.3FM in Farmington, NM.

A tower crew climbed the tower on Sunday the 20th of July and discovered they had accidentally broke the connector on our antenna while they were working on another station’s antenna. Our local engineer and the tower company are searching for a replacement connector.

The station is still off the air and we will notify you here when there is a change.

Thanks for your patience.

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God’s message of mercy – sent straight to your inbox

divinemercyThe message of Divine Mercy will be sent to the inboxes of thousands each day through a new program – Divine Mercy Daily – a collaboration between Lighthouse Catholic Media and the Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

Participants provide their e-mail address and receive excerpts from Divine Mercy in my Soul, the spiritual diary of St. Faustina Kowalski.

To sign up, visit their Flocknote page and enter your e-mail address to receive the first excerpt on Monday, July 21. For more information on Divine Mercy, see below, or visit here or here for more.

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