Msgr. Yousif says the upcoming assembly of Chaldean clergy in Erbil must “chart a new path” in an era of “enormous changes and challenges.” The priests also “essential” for the Muslims, because they assume a “bridge” role with modernity. The work of Catholic education and health care. The refugees from Mosul witnesses of a faith stronger than terrorism. Continue reading
(REUTERS/KHALID AL MOUSIL)Iraqi Christians pray as they attend a Good Friday mass at a church in Baghdad March 25, 2016.
The Iraqi army together with the Kurdish Peshmerga have started to retake territories from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), but displaced Continue reading
Three just-retired Eastern-Catholic bishops worked tirelessly to evangelize with the spiritual treasures of the Chaldean and Byzantine traditions.
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Business Jets (https://businessjets.aero/en ) organizes tailored-made private flights for a wide variety of clients but lastly, the company achieved a real tour-de-force in transporting 149 persecuted Iraqi Christians refugees to Slovakia. The evacuation was funded by an American Christian charity, the Glen Beck’s Mercury One, and performed Continue reading
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Christian refugees fleeing ISIS were offered a dramatic escape route when a private jet rescued them from Iraq.
ISIS have targeted Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims in Iraq Continue reading
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Iraqi Christians pray during a mass on Christmas eve at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baghdad, Iraq, December 24, 2015. Continue reading
As anti-ISIL operations near Mosul continue, many are sheltering at camps in Iraq’s Kurdish region.
Soldiers with the Nineveh Plain Forces on a training exercise in Tel Eskof, Iraq [Adam Lucente/Al Jazeera]Soldiers with the Nineveh Plain Forces on a training exercise in Tel Eskof, Iraq [Adam Lucente/Al Jazeera] Continue reading
‘What God is giving us in faith and strength is helping us to give more, and that by itself will bring us closer to God,” said Sister Waffa Yousif, who helped train the 30 first communicants.
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• Diocese rallies in support of wounded and the grieving
• Bishop warns of exodus following bomb blasts
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A BISHOP in Syria has described desperate efforts to tend to the injured and the dying following multiple Daesh (ISIS) attacks in Tartous and Jableh, which left more than 200 Continue reading
Katowice, Poland – on May 20, 2016 Ziyad Raoof, the KRG Representative in Poland took part in the panel discussion entitled „geopolitics” organized as part of European Economic Congres in Katowice, one of the most important economic and political event in Central Europe. This was a 8th edition of the Congress. In this year event 8,000 Continue reading
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Benjamin Kweskin, a contributor for the Philos Project, recently interviewed Mr. Anoo Abdoka, a prominent political leader in Ankawa, the main Christian area in Erbil, Kurdistan.
BK: Would you please share a bit about yourself: your upbringing, family, and education? Continue reading
Greenwich journalist Tom Gallagher speaking with a man named Dominic, an internally displaced Iraqi Christian waiting his turn to see a doctor at a health clinic in Erbil, Iraq. Photo: Tom Gallagher /National Catholic Reporter / Greenwich Time Contributed
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By John Newton and Eva-Maria Kolmann
CHILDREN from Syria’s different Christian denominations will be joining together to pray for peace in the country on International Children’s Day.
The plan, which is being backed by Syrian Church leaders, was described in a joint message from the country’s Catholic and Orthodox Patriarchs. Continue reading
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Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako
Christians in Iraq are being exploited for political gain, and the US must not follow Continue reading
(Reuters/Ahmed Saad)Iraqi security forces wait for vehicles travelling to Mosul to fight against militants of Islamic State at an Iraqi army base in Camp Taji in Baghdad, February 21, 2016.
The United States could offer financial support to Christian militias fighting the Islamic Continue reading
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Breakaway Outreach Co-founder Jimmy Larche, right, loads donations from the Chattanooga Choo-Choo’s Director of Sales Annie Still to share with Iraqi, Syrian and Sudanese refugees in Germany. In the background, Larche’s wife, Cindy, left, German visitor Finni Eigenbrodt and Adam Bowerman examine the gifts. Continue reading
Priests and bishops are called to a meeting on 20 and 21 June. Focusing on the challenges and opportunities in this Year of Mercy, Patriarch Sako calls for a “human, spiritual and national awakening” in the face of “existing challenges, risks and temptations”. The future of the Church, he warns, depends “on the quality of its clergy.” Continue reading
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“I’m trying to call you, pick up the phone. It’s about a Christian family who is being harassed in a refugee camp. Do you know of anybody that I can contact regarding a Continue reading
Yesterday evening the House of Representatives passed two amendments to the F.Y. 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to support Iraqi minorities including Christians.
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On May 19, 2016, IDC President Toufic Baaklini made the following statement: Continue reading
By Hollie McKay
DeKelaita, shown here in his homeland of Iraq, claims he ran afoul of the Departmennt of Justice when he complained about the treatment of Christian asylum seekers.
In the Iraqi-American Christian community, he is revered as an activist who delivered thousands from persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists, but in the U.S. halls of Continue reading