There are reports that ISIS militants are making significant advances in north Iraq. The militants have taken over the country’s largest Christian town of Bakhdida also known as Qaraqosh as well as several of its surrounding areas. Over a 100,000 Christians have sought a safe haven in Iraqi-Kurdistan's capital and have taken churches, schools, shells of buildings and even sidewalks as bunk. ISIS militants overran Iraq's largest Christian town of Qaraqosh after pushing back Kurdish troops forcing Iraqi Christians to flee out of Nineveh province. Christian patriarchs say the ISIS militants have removed church crosses and burned manuscripts there. The attack has forced tens of thousands of residents to flee towards the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq - the largest exodus ever since the start of the ISIL insurgency in Iraq. Now Pope Francis has called on world governments to take measures to protect Christians in Iraq.