By Alex Williams
Two recent incidents of gunfire outside churches in northern Iraq reflect a broader campaign of “intimidation” against Christians in the country, it has been claimed.
Men claiming to be part of a wedding party fired their automatic weapons into the air for Continue reading
ACT Alliance helps Iraqis restart their lives
Mosul, Iraq – Most days in Mosul, Younis Ghanim wears a yellow vest and rubber boots, grabs a shovel and sets off to pick up garbage. It’s a small task in the massive reconstruction effort of this northern Iraqi city that for three years formed the capital of Continue reading
WASHINGTON – North Korea again tops the list of the 50 most dangerous countries to follow Jesus Christ. The 2019 World Watch List released Wednesday by Open Doors USA highlights where action is desperately needed to protect Christians. Continue reading
ACN > NEWS > Iraq: Christian leaders call for more support for the Christians of Nineveh
“Please do not be a silent bystander to our drama. We call on you to support the Christians of Iraq… while there is still time.”
This was the urgent appeal underlying the joint Call for Action signed by the leaders of Continue reading
Wladimir van Wilgenburg
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, says Syrian Kurds played a crucial role in the fight against the Islamic State. (Photo: Associated Press/Kamran Jebreili)
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ReutersSmoke rises near a stadium in Raqqa, Syria October 12, 2017.
Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria has given rise to fears of a new war with Turkey.
Msgr Jacques Behnan Hindo, who leads the Syro-Catholic archeparchy of Hassakè- Continue reading
The departure of American forces from Syria worries some ancient faiths
by ERASMUS AND N.P.
ABOUT A MONTH ago, the diverse coalition of people who campaign for the welfare of ancient religious communities in the Middle East experienced a moment of success Continue reading
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (center) visited Bahrain on Friday.
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Seeking to quell concern about the U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday described the American exit as a “tactical change” in military Continue reading
By Mario Schiavone |
The Mayor of Bakirkoy and the Metropolitan Bishop of the Syro-Orthodox Church announcing the agreement for the building of the new church
The 25 thousand Syriac Christians currently living in the suburbs of Istanbul in Turkey, Continue reading
Municipal authorities in Istanbul have given the go-ahead for the construction of the first Orthodox church in the city since 1923, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on Wednesday.
The mayor of the city’s Bakirkoy district, Bulent Kerimoglu, told reporters that licenses Continue reading
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The go-ahead for the construction of the first Orthodox Church to be built in Turkey since 1923, has been given by Istanbul’s municipal authorities.
In yesterday’s edition of the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet the mayor of Bakirkoy, Bülent Continue reading
WASHINGTON — For President Donald Trump, pulling US troops out of Syria fits neatly into his “America First” foreign policy. But as the US prepares to draw down, Assyrian Christians fear they’ll be wiped out as America’s NATO ally, Turkey, eyes an opening to go after its foe, the Kurds. Continue reading
By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter
A man waves Turkey’s national flag during the Democracy and Martyrs Rally, organized by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, November 12, 2016. | (Photo: Reuters/Umit Bektas) Continue reading
Fr. Paul describes Christmas celebrations in the former stronghold of the Islamic State. Liturgies on the Nineveh plain “crowded and vibrant”. A new Archbishop in Mosul to rebuild the community, on a pastoral and social level. Christians and Muslims against obscurantism, ask for “dialogue and modernity”. Continue reading
First deputy speaker of parliament Hassan Karim al-Kaabi called in a statement for “an investigation… to identify those who went to the occupied territory, particularly if they are lawmakers”. (File photo: AFP) Continue reading
As the country recovers from the IS invasion and grapples with domestic unrest, another year of instability and uncertainty looms
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Looking ahead at what 2019 will bring in Iraq is like walking through a hall of mirrors. Continue reading
Cardinal Barbarin flanked by lawyers as he arrives in court in Lyon Cardinal Barbarin flanked by lawyers as he arrives in court in Lyon AFP
Philippe Barbarin, the French cardinal who went on trial Monday charged with covering Continue reading
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More than a year ago, Baghdad declared defeat of the terrorist group in northern Iraq. But thousands of Christians who fled their homelands in Hamdaneyah, near Mosul city, say they are not convinced. Continue reading
The Greek, Syriac, Copts and Ahbash Orthodox denominations will begin celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem today.
Early this morning, the city of Bethlehem started preparations to receive pilgrims and Continue reading
Iraq’s ambassador to the Vatican Sheikh Omar Barzinji speaking to Rudaw TV.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — In light of a recent Christmas visit to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region by Vatican’s Secretary of State Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See says that persecution of Christian’s has never been a government policy. Continue reading