The New Exodus: Christians Flee ISIS in the Middle East

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BY JANINE DI GIOVANNI AND CONOR GAFFEY
FILED UNDER: World, Middle East, Middle East Christians, Islamic State, ISIS, Assyrian, Coptic Christians, Religion, Freedom of Religion
Before jihadists overran this mountain town in 2013, Maaloula was one of the oldest Christian communities in Syria, where Western Aramaic—the language of Jesus Continue reading

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

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Baghdad, 30 March 2015
As-salam Alaikum. Good afternoon.
Shukran Jazilan, I want to thank Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for his welcome and for his leadership. It is a great pleasure for me to be back in Iraq once again.
We have just concluded a very productive meeting, which was preceded by fruitful Continue reading

Hassan Rohani, President of the Republic of Iran, is acknowledged as a reformer. Many even believe he will open his country. But since his accession to office the number of execution and the amount of human rights abuses has increase instead.

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30.03. 2015
By Dr. Kamal Sido*
Back in August 2013, when Hassan Rohani was elected as the new President of Iran, people believed that the situation of human rights in the country will improve now. It was like a sigh of relief.
But today, two years of Rohani’s reign, it is obvious that hope is evaporated. For Continue reading

Pope’s delegation offers comfort, communion to Iraqi refugees

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A young child at the Sharia Refugee Camp in Dohuk, Iraq. Credit: Daniel Ibanez.
By Andrea Gagliarducci
Erbil, Iraq, Mar 28, 2015 / 06:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hoping to awaken the world conscience on Iraq, a Pontifical delegation traveled to Erbil and Dohuk to foster local communion and shed light on the dramatic plight of Christians in the country. Continue reading