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Lakewood priest helps in rescue of Iraqi girl kidnapped by ISIS

Posted at 10:39 PM, Jul 21, 2017

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A Lakewood priest is credited for helping in the rescue of a 6-year-old Iraqi girl kidnapped by ISIS. Denver7's Jaclyn Allen explains how he is now trying to bring her and her family to the United States.

Father Andre Mahanna is the pastor at St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church and founder of St. Rafka's Mission of Hope and Mercy. The mission provides direct aid to victims of genocide carried out by ISIS against minorities in Iraq and Syria.