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Iraq: ACN helps rebuild flattened Christian village

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John PontifexChurch tower emerges from rubble Source: ACN A massive programme has just received the go ahead to help revive a Christian village in Iraq, which was almost completely razed to the ground after being seized by Daesh (ISIS).…

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Eastern churches help Catholic Church be truly catholic, bishop says

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By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service CNS photo/Paul HaringBishop John M. Botean of the Romanian Catholic Eparchy of St George’s in Canton, Ohio, returns to his seat after receiving Communion as bishops of the Eastern Catholic churches in the United States concelebrate a Divine Liturgy in the crypt of St. Peter’s…

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Priest hopes being in spotlight at Josh Groban concert can inspire good

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Singer Josh Groban and Father Patrick Setto, assistant pastor of Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church in Southfield, Mich., are pictured in a combination photo. During a Feb. 9, 2020, concert in in Windsor, Ontario, Groban, a world-famous tenor, passed the microphone to the priest and he began singing “Who Can Say for Certain”…

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Historic Iraqi church to be rebuilt

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Catholic News AgencyIsis training center in Christian church, Iraq (Lena Ha/Shutterstock)The rebuilding of a Syriac Catholic church in Mosul, Iraq, destroyed by ISIS will begin soon, the UN’s heritage agency (UNESCO) has announced.…

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Archbishop’s plea for suffering Christians

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Helping persecuted Christians “is not somebody else’s business: it’s our business” – Archbishop John Wilson By John Pontifex SOUTHWARK’S new Archbishop has made an urgent call for action to support persecuted Christians saying helping them “is not somebody else’s business: it’s our business”.…

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Raqqa seeks to repair what IS ruined

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Rana al-Ahmde YouTube/Aso NetworkA still from a video shows people attending the first Islamic forum in Raqqa, Iraq, Feb. 1, 2020. RAQQA, Syria — Since the city of Raqqa was freed from the Islamic State (IS) in…

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ISIS caused massive spike in Iraq’s poverty rate

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Lawk Ghafuri ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – In a reflection of the devastation caused by the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid conquest of western and northern regions of Iraq in 2014, the poverty rate in Iraq increased dramatically between 2013 and 2014. …

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It’s A Dangerous Time For Christians In Northeastern Syria

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It’s A Dangerous Time For Christians In Northeastern SyriaBy Jane Arraf •We begin this next story by visiting a church. It is a church in a war zone. It is a Christian church in an overwhelmingly Muslim region. It is in far northeastern Syria, part of the region that has been controlled by ethnic Kurds,…

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