Following the day of prayer last Friday for Iraqi Christians Rorate Caeli has had more posts about the situation.
The first is an open letter published on Sunday, July 27, 2014 by the Archbishop of Mosul of the Syriac Catholic Church. In it His Excellency Youhanna Boutros (John Peter) Moshe, Syriac Catholic Archeparch of Mosul and Qaraqosh. In it he urges his flock not to abandon their homeland and birthright due to the false videos, false rumours of destroyed churches, false rumours of invasion that cause great fear among an already frightened people, and to trust in Divine Providence. It can be read at A Brave Open Letter, by the Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul Do not give in to alarm or fatalism: Jesus has conquered the world.