Nadia Murad Basee, a 21-year-old Iraqi woman of the Yazidi faith, speaks to members of the Security Council during a meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York, December 16, 2015.
Horrific stories of the ongoing genocide being carried out by the Islamic State terror Continue reading
Berlin, April 29 (CTK) – A group of Iraqi Christians, who withdrew their requests for Czech asylum and left for Germany four weeks ago, appealed against their return to the Czech Republic and the court has not yet decided on the appeal, the German Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) told CTK on Friday. Continue reading
Renad Mansour and Michael David Clark
The latest storming of the Iraqi parliament is one of the most significant political events in Iraq since Saddam Hussein’s regime was overthrown in 2003. This process, which culminated in the weekend’s dramatic events, began in March of this year when the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr turned a flagging protest movement into a major national Continue reading
COMMENTARY: From the 13th century until today, the Mercedarians have prayed, labored and spent their lives to gain liberty for Christians imprisoned or enslaved because of their faith.
by SUSAN KLEMOND
Imagine yourself in a 13th-century North African prison where you are being held for Continue reading
2 May 2016
In a historic and unprecedented move at the request of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, the Australian House of Representatives today recognized without objection that crimes committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against Assyrians are ‘genocide’. Continue reading
By PR Rocket
This week the Holy See’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, CitizenGo and co-sponsor In Defense of Christians (IDC) hosted “#WeAreN2016,” a three day conference featuring international political leaders, religious leaders, human rights experts, and Christian and Yazidi victims of persecution in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and Pakistan. Continue reading
The Chaldean Patriarchate has condemned the destruction of the historic Clock Church by the Islamic State (ISIS), saying it was undertaken “to erase Iraq’s Christian memory in favour of a state of strangers who commit terror in the name of Islam.” Continue reading
During his trip to the Vatican where he met with Pope Francis, Vice President Joe Biden addressed the persecution of Christians and other religious minority groups in the Middle East. Continue reading
We need your support to stop the Kurdish aggression in the occupied Assyrian homeland
The Assyrian Council of Australia is calling on all Assyrians and supporters to join a rally that is scheduled to take place in Sydney. We are gathering to condemn in the strongest terms possible the barbaric acts of terror by the Kurdish Regional government Continue reading
During the session of the regional parliament of the Malopolska Region councilors unanimously decided to donate 100 000 z?otych (26 000 dolars) to buy milk for children that took shelter in refugee camps in Kurdistan Region.
Additionally, Malopolska councilors also encouraged in a special appeal and in Continue reading
Many of Iraq and Syria’s Christians come from the ancient Assyrian and Aramean peoples of the Bible, but they now face genocide in their ancestral lands, and extinction by assimilation in the West.
by PETER JESSERER SMITH
Iraqi Christians light candles inside a shrine in the grounds of Mazar Mar Eillia (Mar Continue reading
(Reuters/Stringer/Turkey/Sertac Kayar)Armenian Christians pray during an Easter mass at Surp Giragos church in Diyarbakir, in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey, April 5, 2015.
The Turkish government has seized churches and land in the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir Continue reading
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A programme director of Swedish TV4 television network said in a statement that the Turkish embassy called for the broadcaster to withdraw a film about the genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and other ethnic minorities in the Ottoman Empire during the World War I. Continue reading
florence-taylor Florence Taylor Junior Staff Writer
ISIS has destroyed Mosul’s famed Clock Church, one of the best-known churches that remained in the Iraqi city, according to Iraqi news reports.
The clock church in Mosul Continue reading
by Thomas D. Williams,
In their ongoing rampage against all things Christian, Islamic State jihadists have blown up the historic “Clock Church” in the center of Mosul, one of the most recognizable features of the city which could be seen from miles around.
The distinctive bell tower with the clock had been given to Iraqi Christians by the Continue reading
Mosul’s Clock Church pictured in the 1920s Credit: Lebrecht Photo Library/ALAMY
Richard Spencer, Middle East Editor
Islamic State jihadists have blown up one of Mosul’s best known remaining churches, known as the Clock Church after its tower, according to Iraqi news reports. Continue reading
By Joyce Coronel
The Catholic Sun
A Catholic priest who was kidnapped and tortured by terrorists in Iraq will speak in Phoenix May 3 in a bid to draw attention to the plight of the persecuted Church in his homeland. Continue reading
Sought to Protest Kurdish Land “Encroachment”
(Beirut) – Kurdish security forces on April 13, 2016, blocked roads to prevent Christian Iraqi families from reaching the regional capital, Erbil, to hold a protest. The Christians had planned to demonstrate against what they say is encroachment on their land by Kurds. Continue reading
A vocation to the priesthood which originates and is fed by the “ilnesses” and the “drama of a nation” battered by decades of war and sectarian divisions; a personal story that is intertwined with the life of his beloved country, where “God willing” he desires to carry out his mission.
ROME: A vocation to the priesthood which originates and is fed by the “ilnesses” and Continue reading
22 APRIL 2013-2016: THE NEGLECTED CASE OF
THE TWO KIDNAPPED ARCHBISHOPS OF SYRIA
Today it is three years since, on April 22, 2013, the two archbishops of Aleppo, the Syriac Orthodox H.E. Mor Gregorius Yuhanna Ibrahim and the Greek (also called Rum or Melkite) Orthodox H.E. Boulos Yazigi, were kidnapped by unidentified armed men in the north of Syria. Continue reading