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But for you, we would be about to disappear

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By Murcadha O Flaherty and Marcela Szymanski CATHOLIC charity Aid to the Church in Need and other Church organisations have helped save Christianity in Syria from wipe-out, according to the Syriac Catholic Patriarch.…

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Despite Greek shelter, Yazidis struggle to integrate

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Greece struggles to manage more than 50,000 refugees, migrants By AFP – Yazidi refugees have a discussion as they sit outside at the Serres refugee camp, northern Greece, on November 24 (AFP photo) SERRÈS, Greece — Although Ibrahim Hondeta’s Yazidi family reached Greece a year…

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Iraqi Christians tell UN Christian presence is key to regional stability

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UNITED NATIONS – In the midst of the U.S. bishops’ “Solidarity in Suffering” campaign, designed as a Week of Awareness and Education for Persecuted Christians, leaders from Iraq on Thursday urged the United Nations and the international community to recognize Christians as key to stabilizing the Middle East.…

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Rape and Forced Conversion, How One Woman Survived ISIS

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Nuri Kino, Contributor Independent investigative multi-award-winning reporter, filmmaker, author, Middle East and human rights analyst Photo: Gozarto Bethnahrin Women’s Organization The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has saved an Assyrian/Syriac woman who had…

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Archbishop Warda celebrates Mass for victims of genocide

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By Kelly Sankowski | Catholic News Service Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, celebrated Mass for victims of the Islamic State at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington Nov. 28. CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn WASHINGTON — Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, spoke…

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Bishop Biwai Soro welcomed as head of Canada’s Chaldean Catholics

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“It is my dream that the Chaldeans in North America become a solid unit,” Bishop Biwai Soro said to cheers and a standing ovation from an overflowing church on Nov. 29. The service was presided over by the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Patriarch of Babylon Rafaël Louis Sako. Photo by Michael Swan By…

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Memorial Mass held in US for victims of Islamic State

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Bashar Warda, Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil, who said the Nov. 28, 2017 Mass in Washington, D.C. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Washington D.C., Nov 28, 2017 / 07:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In observance of a week promoting awareness of Christians persecuted internationally, the Chaldean…

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Former British archbishop meets top Assad adviser in Damascus

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Syrian state media has reported extensively on visit by ‘British delegation’ lead by Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey and the delegation arrive in Damascus (screengrab) Jamie Merrill’s picture A group of British peers and Christian leaders, including the former Archbishop of…

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Iraqi Christians request aid to restore their historical legacy

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The Chaldean Archbishop of Arbil, Bashar Warda poses for a photo during an interview with AFP in Washington, DC, on November 27,2017. WASHINGTON – With the Islamic State (ISIS) routed at last, one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East has a chance to reoccupy its ancestral towns.…

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Iraqi archbishop pleads with Trump: ‘We need your help now’

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Olivier Knox Chief Washington Correspondent President Trump and the Chaldean archbishop of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, Monsignor Bashar Warda (Photos: Alex Brandon/AP, Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON — A senior Iraqi Catholic leader is urgently pleading with President…

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US to Aid Christian Militias, Refugees Directly

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Home > Political Islam > In the US > Government > US to Aid Christian Militias, Refugees Directly By Clarion Project Leaders of the Syriac Military Council, a Christian force that is part of the US- backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighting ISIS. These forces have also asked for aid from the U.S. (Photo: Courtesy)…

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Saudis Target Lebanon, the Hope of Middle Eastern Christians

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (l) meets with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson July 26 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) In the context of of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation, Pope Francis and Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai are trying to keep the peace for the Middle East’s…

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