Iraq: Up to 15,000 more Christians returning home this month

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by ACN News By Murcadha O Flaherty and John Pontifex WITHIN just one month up to 15,000 displaced Iraqi Christians are expected to return to the town in the ancient Nineveh Plains which suffered the worst violence carried out by Daesh (ISIS). The return of an expected 3,000 families to Qaraqosh comes amid growing concern…

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Chaldean Culture, food, traditions at Cuyamaca College

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Leaders of the thriving Chaldean community in San Diego’s East County will be on hand for a speacial Chaldean Culture & Traditions celebration at Cuyamaca College on Monday, Aug. 28. The event is sponsored by the Cuyamaca College student Affairs Office and the Associated Students of Cuyamaca College starts at 2:00 p.m. on the…

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Iraq: Up to 15,000 more Christians returning home this month

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Destroyed homes in Qaraqosh ©.Jaco Klamer ACN By: Murcadha O Flaherty and John Pontifex Within just one month, up to 15,000 displaced Iraqi Christians are expected to return to the town in the ancient Nineveh Plains which suffered the worst violence carried out by Daesh (ISIS). The return of an expected 3,000 families to Qaraqosh…

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Up to 15,000 more Christians returning home this month

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By Murcadha O Flaherty and John Pontifex WITHIN just one month up to 15,000 displaced Iraqi Christians are expected to return to the town in the ancient Nineveh Plains which suffered the worst violence carried out by Daesh (ISIS). The return of an expected 3,000 families to Qaraqosh comes amid growing concern…

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Orthodox leader calls Moscow and Rome to support persecuted Christians

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Claire Giangravè EDITORIAL_ASSISTANT Orthodox leader calls Moscow and Rome to support persecuted Christians Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk (Grigory Alfeyev), is awarded the Order of Honour by Putin on September 22, 2016, at the Kremlin, Moscow. (Credit: President Vlidimir…

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Iranian Christian MP Slams US Report on Religious Freedom

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?????? ???????? TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian Assyrian Christian lawmaker denounced an annual report by the US government on religious freedom in Iran for its falsification of facts, saying religious minorities in Iran are treated with much more respect than those in the US.…

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New bishop brings hope to some of Syria’s Christians

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By Afp Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II (L) stands behind Hasakeh’s newly appointed Bishop Maurice Amseeh during his inauguration at the Saint George Cathedral in Hasakeh on August 19, 2017 Syriac Orthodox Christians in Syria’s northeastern city of Hasakeh celebrated the…

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New bishop brings hope to some of Syria’s Christians

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AFP | HASSAKE, Syria: Orthodox Christians in Syria’s northeastern city of Hasakah celebrated the inauguration of the community’s new bishop on Saturday, four years after the last one left the country. Six years of conflict have ravaged Syria and displaced more than half of its population,…

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Aleppo is coming back to life

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• People still dependent on emergency help By Murcadha O Flaherty PARTS of Aleppo are coming back to life with people returning in large numbers to the bomb-blasted city and streets once again humming with traffic and people.…

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The Third European Chaldean Conference

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By: Robert Ewan About 350 Chaldean Youth attended the third European Chaldean Youth Conference which took place from 7 to 12 August 2017 at Untermashtal monastery, 80 kilometers from Stuttgart, Germany. The slogan of the conference was “come and see” based on John 1:39. It was attended by the Chaldean Patriarch Louise I Sako and…

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Understanding The Christian Militias Of Iraq And Syria

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Christian militia Mark Chamoun The threat of ISIS and current crises in the region led to the emergence of several Christian militia groups in Syria and Iraq, but what are these groups exactly? The plight of Christians in the Middle East has been one made up of ongoing violence,…

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