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Easter comes early for refugees, immigrants with special needs

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Easter comes early for refugees, immigrants with special needsPosted by SDD Contributor , Bandelle Markos, 8, and her aunt, Zena Elias, adjust bunny ears on Markos‘ cousin and Elias‘ nephew, Matthew Yousif, all of Sterling Heights, during the “Breaking Barriers Spring Event” on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St.…

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Finally Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

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In the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the Ottoman government under the Committee of Union and Progress (“CUP”) orchestrated the massacre of its Christian minorities. The Ottoman government organized death squads, forced people out of their homes, and marched them to their deaths in the Anatolian mountains and the Syrian Desert.…

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Lebanese bishops concerned about Christian emigration

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The Melkite Basilica of St. Paul in Harissa, Lebanon. Credit: Kevin Jones/CNA.By Doreen Abi Raad As anti-government protests continue in Lebanon, the country’s economic crisis is worsening. Banks have imposed restrictions on withdrawals and transfers, the currency has been devalued and many people are losing jobs. Financial…

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Armenian Catholic Church Reopens in Aleppo

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The Armenian Mirror-SpectatorALEPPO (Panorama.am) —  The Armenian Catholic Cathedral of Our Mother of Mercy was reopened on Saturday, December 7, in the  al-Telal neighborhood of Aleppo after restoration and renovation works to fix the damage caused to the cathedral by terrorism…

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No Christmas tinsel in Iraq, in solidarity with protesters

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By SAMYA KULLAB Associated PressBAGHDAD — The Christmas tree in the middle of a central Baghdad plaza occupied by anti-government protesters is bare, save for portraits of those killed under fire from security forces. A tribute, the demonstrators explained, to a recent decision by Iraq’s…

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