Tortured Iraqi priest grieves for his flock

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By Rowena Orejana –
Newly-arrived Chaldean Catholic priest Fr Douglas Al-Bazi still feels a little guilty for leaving Iraq for New Zealand.
There is so much work to do in his parish church, Mar-Elia, in Erbil, northern Iraq with so many people to take care of. Continue reading

Hungary to help Christians while rejecting Muslim migrants

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Country’s refugee policy lambasted ahead of referendum on EU mandate on refugees
Daniel McLaughlin in Budapest
Hungarian police patrol the transit zone at Hungary’s southern border with Serbia near Tompa, 169km southeast of Budapest. Photograph: Sandor Ujvari/EPA
Hungary is establishing a special government office to help Christians who face Continue reading

Mistaken for Muslims, Iraqi Christians Find the Same Hate in the U.S.

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by Gary Nguyen
Iraqi Christians can’t seem to find peace, even in Christian-majority America. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just Muslims who are immigrating to America, but persecuted Christians as well. Christians from Iraq have double the problems due to their faith. Fleeing from a country that was out to wipe them out, they now find themselves in a nation that discriminates against them due to their similarity to the Iraqi Muslims. With Continue reading

Vatican to UN: Christians are world’s most persecuted faith group

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Lorraine Caballero
Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world, a Vatican official said during the United Nations (UN) Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York.
(Reuters/Muhammad Hamed)Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako (L), the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, gives communion Continue reading

United Nations signs dual agreement to help Iraq tackle sexual violence

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations and Iraq signed an agreement Friday aimed at helping the Baghdad government tackle sexual violence in conflict, an issue that made headlines following the capture and rape of Yazidi women by Islamic State extremists in 2014.
Zainab Hawa Bangura, the U.N. special envoy for sexual violence in conflict, and Iraq’s Continue reading

The Latest: UN to help Iraq tackle sexual violence

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The United Nations and Iraq signed an agreement Friday aimed at helping the Baghdad government tackle sexual violence in conflict, an issue that made headlines following the capture and rape of Yazidi women by Islamic State extremists in 2014
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations and Iraq signed an agreement Friday Continue reading

Vatican to UN: Christians are world’s most persecuted faith group

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Lorraine Caballero
Christians are the most persecuted faith group in the world, a Vatican official said during the United Nations (UN) Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York.
(Reuters/Muhammad Hamed)Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako (L), the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, gives communion Continue reading

The Latest: UN to help Iraq tackle sexual violence

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By Edith M. Lederer?|?AP
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations and Iraq signed an agreement Friday aimed at helping the Baghdad government tackle sexual violence in conflict, an issue that made headlines following the capture and rape of Yazidi women by Islamic State extremists in 2014. Continue reading

Request to amend article 125 of Constitution and ID Card

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Iraq’s Arameans express deep concern about the lack of constitutional recognition as a distinct ethno-religious people and their uncertain future in their homeland in the Nineveh Plain which soon may be retaken from ISIS. Unlike other populations in Iraq such as Turkmen, Chaldeans and Assyrians, the Syriacs are not mentioned in Article Continue reading

WCA to UN: Arameans in Syria and Iraq on Brink of Extinction

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The WCA gave a statement in Geneva during the General Debate of the 33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council. It emphasized that the indigenous Aramean people of Syria and Iraq are facing excintion and that the world needs to speak up and prevent such a humanitarian disaster from happening. The WCA Delegate Alexandra Continue reading

Chaldean synod begins

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The bishops of the Chaldean Catholic Church began a week-long synod in Erbil, Iraq, on September 22.
Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako told AsiaNews that the synod would examine the situation in the Chaldean eparchy of San Diego, which has accepted priests and religious who have left Iraq without permission from their superiors. The Wall Street Continue reading