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Christian Worship Revived in Iraq City of Qaraqosh

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QARAQOSH, Iraq – The names of Asian cities are often unknown to most people in the western world. Qaraqosh is one such city. Its connection to Biblical accounts of history dates to hundreds and even thousands of years before Christ as it lies within the Nineveh Governate and close to the ruins of both…

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Report details scope of persecution in the cradle of Christianity

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by Sean Savage/JNS.org and filed under News, Christian and tagged Main. In July 2016, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria (pictured in front at center)—the leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church—hosts Ignatius Aphrem II (left), patriarch of Antioch and All East of the Syriac Orthodox Church, and Aram I, head of Lebanon’s…

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USAID Shifts on Aid to Christians, Yazidis in Iraq

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$150 million in aid for religious minorities will help them rebuild after ISIS genocide Iraqi Christians attend a mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in the predominantly Christian Iraqi town of Qaraqosh (also known as Hamdaniya), some 30 kilometres from Mosul / Getty Images…

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KRG’s premier meets Pope in Vatican

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The duo discuss issues including the situation of Christians in Iraq and the problems between Erbil and Baghdad. By Idris Okuducu ERBIL, Iraq Nechirvan Barzani, prime minister of northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government…

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USAID: $55M Going to Aid Ethnic, Religious Minorities in Iraq

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Image: USAID: $55M Going to Aid Ethnic, Religious Minorities in Iraq Almas Shaya, a member of Michigan’s Chaldean community, who are Iraqi Catholics, prays during a rally in Detroit Nov. 8, 2010. The rally was to express anger and frustration over what they describe as a lack of protection for Christians in Iraq. (Paul Sancya/AP)…

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Turkey’s historic Iron church reopens after 7-year restoration

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Jardine Malado (YouTube/Anadolu Agency)An aerial view of the historic Iron Church in Istanbul is seen in a screen capture of a video from Anadolu Agency. A church built by the Bulgarian community in Istanbul in the 19th century reopened on Sunday after a seven-year restoration project.…

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Pope Francis commends Jordan for hosting refugees

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Amman, Jan.8 (Petra) — Pope Francis, on Monday, lauded Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, for hosting Syrian refugees and welcoming them for years. In a speech to diplomats accredited to the Vatican, Pope Francis called for continuing to introduce peace initiatives in Syria to enable many Syrian refugees in neighboring…

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Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas Eve on Saturday

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Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate Christmas Day annually on January 7 according to the Julian calendar, two weeks after most western Christian churches do by the commonly used modern Georgian calendar. Protesters and others pushed down temporary metal fencing and engaged in shoving…

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More Than Half of Iraq’s Displaced Have Returned Home

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Iraqis flee from the Old City of Mosul on July 5, 2017, during the Iraqi forces’ offensive to retake the city from ISIS. (AFP / Ahmad Al-rubaye) Baghdad – Asharq Al-Awsat More than half of Iraqis displaced by conflict to other parts of the country have returned…

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