ISIS’s War on the World’s Ancient Religions

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By Stephanie Saldana
Yazidis, Samaritans, Copts and other descendants of ancient civilizations are being erased.
When thousands of Yazidis fled ISIS militants to Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq this August, newspapers soon filled with horrific stories: young Yazidi women sold into Continue reading

Never Forget, and Never Again

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Since the genocide of Armenians, Pontic Greeks and Assyrians (also called Chaldeans and Syriacs) in the Ottoman empire in 1915, these communities have been subject to a diaspora with new settlements in countries far from their ancestral ones.
A diaspora is defined as a scattered population with a common origin in a smaller Continue reading

Priest suspended for refusing Iraq trip

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By Roxana Popescu
His reply: “I am a priest forever”
Priests bless Louis Sako, 64, the new patriarch of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church at St. Joseph’s Church in central Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church enthroned a new patriarch during a ceremonial mass Continue reading

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Athens

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A monument in Athens commemorating the genocide of Assyrians by Ottoman Turkey
ATHENS (Greek Reporter)—A memorial for the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide of Christians during World War I was unveiled in Athens, Greece, a city that hosts approximately 8,000 Assyrians. According to estimates from that era, the Turkish Continue reading

Chaldean Abp: a Mideast without Christians?

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(Vatican Radio) A Middle East without its Christians would be like a garden without flowers: that’s what Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Thomas Meram of Urmy?, Deputy President of the Iranian Bishops Conference, says about the persecution of Christians in the region. Jihadi militants like Islamic State (also known as ISIS or Daesh) in recent Continue reading