SYRIAN ARCHBISHOP DENOUNCES ISIS ‘PLOT’ TO EMPTY MIDDLE EAST OF CHRISTIANS

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Jean-Clément Jeanbart, the Melkite Greek Archbishop of Aleppo in Syria, has decried what he calls a “plot” to empty the Middle East of Christians. ISIS has a special fear of Christians, he said, because theirs are “the only voices to reach the West.”
Jeanbart has been visiting Sicily this week by invitation of the Archbishop of Monreale, Continue reading

ISIS Bombs 2,700-Year-Old Assyrian Walls of Nineveh in Iraq: Report

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By Jack Phillips, Epoch Times
(AP Photo/Militant Website, File)
People walk beside a building on fire as they look for survivors and carry out bodies from the site after a Syrian government airstrike hit the area in the town of Hamouriyeh, east of Damascus, Syria, Friday, Jan. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)
Government Airstrikes Kill At Least 8 in Islamic State-Held Syria City Continue reading

Syriac Church wins lawsuit for property’s return

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The Syriac Church in Istanbul won a lawsuit it filed for the return of seized property in Istanbul in another case marking the improvement of minority rights in Turkey.
Beyo?lu Kadim Meryemana Church was seeking the return of a plot currently occupied by Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul’s upscale ?i?li neighborhood. The Continue reading

Christian leaders meet in Lebanon, call for end to financing terrorists

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BY DOREEN ABI RAAD, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs meet in Bkerke, Lebanon, Jan. 27 to address the crises in the Middle East. Pictured from left to right are Melkite Catholic Patriarch Gregoire III Laham; Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X of Antioch; Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, Maronite patriarch; Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II; and Continue reading

Syrian Christian sends Desperate Letter from Aleppo

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
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ALEPPO (Worthy News)– A Christian doctor in Aleppo has recently updated Barnabas Fund about the desperate conditions in Syria after almost four years of continuous civil war. Continue reading

A New Level of Refugee Suffering

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By ANGELINA JOLIEJAN. Angelina Jolie on the Syrians and Iraqis Who Can’t Go Home
Angelina Jolie at a refugee camp in Iraq’s Dohuk province on Jan. 25. Credit Safin Hamed/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
KHANKE, Iraq — I HAVE visited Iraq five times since 2007, and I have seen nothing Continue reading

Dwekh Nawsha representative meets with the leader of the Christian Democratic Party in Australia

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The Assyrian Universal Alliance – Australian Chapter (AUA) continued in its efforts of demanding greater attention and action from the Australian government regarding the plight of Assyrians in Iraq. A strong delegation met with the Member of the Legislative Council and President of the Christian Democratic Party, Reverend the Honourable Continue reading

Iraq bishop to speak at UK Parliament

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AN ARCHBISHOP from Kurdish northern Iraq grappling with the influx of more than 120,000 Christians fleeing ISIS is to come to London to plead their cause.
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil is due to give an address in London’s Houses of Parliament on Monday, 9th February amid increasing concerns about the future of Continue reading

NT Labor boss in Syria to fight Islamic State

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A SENIOR Northern Territory Labor figure is being investigated by federal police amid concerns he has travelled to Syria to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants.
Matthew Gardiner was last night suspended as the Labor’s NT president and a party Continue reading