Chaldean patriarch calls for fasting, prayer amid Iraq protests

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Iraqi protesters run from tear gas fired by security forces at Baghdad’s Khallani square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations, Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images. By Courtney Mares Baghdad, Iraq, Nov 12, 2019 / 10:50 am (CNA).- The Chaldean patriarch has called for three days of fasting and prayer “for an end to the…

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Iraqi Chaldean Catholics to pray and fast

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The Patriarch of Babylon calls for a three-day prayer campaign as hundreds die in clashes between protesters and security forces La Croix International staff Vatican City Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako has appealed to the Iraqi government to give prioritize……

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Iraqi Cardinal calls for prayer and fasting

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Cardinal Sako asks all Chaldean Catholics to fast and pray for peace as Iraq undergoes new protests and violence. By Fr John Waters The Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq has called for 3 days of fasting and prayer for peace in the country. Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, the Patriarch of Babylon…

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‘Sister Protests’: Lebanon, Iraq Look to Each Other

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A Baghdad street vendor sells flags of Iraq and Lebanon, both gripped by anti-government protests. (AFP) Asharq Al-Awsat A Lebanese flag flutters in the protest-hit Iraqi capital. More than 900 kilometers away, a revolutionary Iraqi chant rings out from a bustling protest square in Beirut. “Don’t trust the rumors, they’re a group of thieves,”…

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Clerics support Iraqis’ anti-government protests

by Madeleine Davies08 November 2019AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Skriv utShare to E-postShare to Mer…PA Protesters demonstrate in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, on Friday of last week CHURCH leaders in Iraq have expressed sympathy with protesters’ demands, amid a crackdown in which hundreds have been killed. But there are also reports that the violence…

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Pope Francis holds his annual Christmas Eve Mass

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Posted by SDD Contributor on November 8, 2019 at 8:47 pm Pope Francis compares the story of Mary and Joseph‘s journey to Bethlehem to the migration of millions of people in his Christmas Eve mass at St Peter‘s Basilica…

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THE SEMANTIC DEPTH OF SYRIAC LANGUAGE

By Yusuf Begtas Syriac is an ancient language that takes place within the Semitic language family. This language, which carries the past to the future, has continued its existence by serving as a means of vessel to the meaning and understanding that…

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Open letter from Iraqi associations in Finland

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Open letter to whom it concerns: Stop Crimes Against the Iraqi Peoples! For a month, the Iraqis uprising against the current sectarian and corrupt system in Iraq continues, aiming to change the current unbearable situations.…

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