40% of Christians Have Left Iraq

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Basnews | Nawzad Majid
DUHOK
After Islamic State (IS) militants took control of Nineveh province, 120,000 Iraqi Christians moved to the Kurdistan Region and since then, about 40% of them have left the region and moved abroad. Continue reading

Narsai Assyrian Christian College students fill food hampers

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By Kirstie Chlopicki
Helping hands: Student representative council members Maryam Basim, Matthew Francis, Teresa Haroon, Lina Ishak, and Augen Sifoo have been collecting nonperishable food items for Salvation Army hampers. Picture: Simon Bennett
STUDENTS from Narsai Assyrian Christian College are reaching out to lend a hand Continue reading

Aussie bishops visit Lebanon on Middle East solidarity tour

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The Daily Star
BEIRUT: A delegation of Australian bishops arrived in Beirut Monday afternoon to show solidarity with displaced Iraqi Christians and offer them moral and financial support.
The visit to Lebanon is part of an initiative by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, which designated Dec. 7 as a Day of Solidarity with the Christians of the Middle East. Continue reading

Five official languages endorsed for Kurdistan

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The Daily Star
BEIRUT: Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani endorsed Monday new legislation that establishes five official languages for the largely autonomous region.
Tarek Jawhar, media adviser to the Kurdistan parliament, made the announcement in a news conference. Continue reading

Scholars: ISIS Abhorent To Islam Followers

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By CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN,
Turkey-Syria Border Explosion
An explosion rocks Syrian city of Kobani during a reported suicide car bomb attack by the militants of Islamic State (ISIS) group on a People’s Protection Unit (YPG) position in the city center of Kobani, as seen from the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border in October. (Gokhan Sahin / Getty Images) Continue reading

‘Every five minutes, a Christian dies in the Middle East’

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By Blanca Ruiz
A young refugee rests after having fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq. Credit: www.ankawa.com.
Madrid, Spain, Dec 12, 2014 / 04:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Gabriel Nadaf is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Church. He lives in Nazareth and faces death threats for publicizing the state of Christians in the Middle East. Continue reading

Syrian patriarch: To help Christians, stop flow of weapons

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John X, the patriarch of Antioch and all the East, visits the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America at their headquarters in New York, Dec. 10, 2014. (photo by Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America/antiochian.org)
WASHINGTON — The United States and other foreign powers must stop financing and Continue reading