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Christians have fled en masse from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, abandoning communities that date back to the first centuries of Christianity.

A house in Mosul, Iraq, has the words "property of ISIS" painted on a wall.
As the terror group identifying itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sets its sights on Baghdad to the south, thousands of Iraqi families have fled to the Kurdish area of Iraq -- just 65 miles from Mosul.
Demonstrations continue today in Washington D.C. for the release of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian wife and mother who is facing death for apostasy.

Protesters stood together holding signs asking President Obama to save Meriam Ibrahim. RNS image by Heather Adams
Sudan's appeals court is considering the case of Meriam Ibrahim, as she awaits the death sentence for apostasy despite assurances from the country's government that she would be freed.
A Sudanese appeals court has started deliberating the case of a woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, her husband said.

An American tourist is being held in North Korea reportedly for leaving a Bible in a hotel room as he was leaving the country, according to news reports in North and South Korea.
North Korean Christians do not actually view their country as the worst place in the world to be a Christian, a ministry argues, and instead embrace their suffering as a means to show they are ambassadors of Christ.
The World Watch List (WWL) Research team of Open Doors International has released a Top 10 Violence List of countries in which Christians have experienced the most violent incidents for their faith in Jesus Christ.
Nigerian police have banned any more protests in the capital Abuja concerning a group of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, saying they could be hijacked by "dangerous elements", the police said on Monday.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins joined thousands of Americans in urging the Obama administration to grant immediate refugee status to a Sudanese mother who is in a prison with her 20-month-old son and newborn daughter after being sentenced to 100 lashes and death on charges of apostasy and adultery but is now expected to be freed soon.