Monthly Archives: February 2008

Pope asks for release of kidnapped Iraqi archbishop

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(Adds more from statement, background on kidnapping) VATICAN CITY, Feb 29 (Reuters) – Pope Benedict deplored on Friday the kidnapping of the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul in Iraq as a “despicable” crime and urged the gunmen to free the prelate.…

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BBC: Iraqi Chaldean archbishop seized

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Gunmen have kidnapped the archbishop of the Chaldean Catholic Church in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and killed three of his aides, his church says. Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho was seized as he left a church in the eastern al-Nour district, it added.…

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AP: Chaldean Archbishop Kidnapped in Iraq

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By SAMEER N. YACOUB BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen kidnapped a Chaldean Catholic archbishop Friday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police and the church said, in another attack targeting Iraq’s small Christian community.…

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Christian Council formation in Kirkuk

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On the consequences of the initiative of the Chaldean archbishop of Kirkuk , and post mutual meetings between apostolic churches : Assyrian Al-Mashraq church, Catholicos eastern church, Syriac catholic church ,Syriac Orthodox church and the Armenian Orthodox church , a council was formed…

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Joni Khoshaba’s statement to Ankawa.com exclusively:

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Ankawa.com / Exclusive After his release on Thursday 21/2/2008 and in a statement to Ankawa.com, the writer Joni Khoshaba brings to light the reasons for his arrest, release and association of this case: “ First, I would like to say that the reason of my arrest is my own web…

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UN hails Lebanese legalization of Iraqi refugee status

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The UN refugee agency welcomed Wednesday a decision by Lebanese authorities to regularize the status of hundreds of Iraqi refugees considered illegal in the country. The government started this week to give Iraqis who entered Lebanon illegally or…

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Walter Aziz to release “General Agha Petros

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Walter Aziz to release “General Agha Petros Revisited: A Tribute To A True Assyrian Hero” on March 11, 2008 “A must-have album for every Assyrian household.” – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (February 17, 2008)…

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Kirkuk: Christians together to make their voice heard

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Kirkuk (AsiaNews) – Divided at the national level, without proper political representation and weakened by mass emigration, Iraqi Christians are trying to set up a common front to better pursue their interests. For now their initiative is limited to Kirkuk where a Council of Christians is being set up, chaired for the time being by…

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The writer Joni Khoshaba released

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Ankawa.com /Exclusive We just received the news of releasing the writer Joni Khoshaba , who was arrested on 17/2/2008 last Sunday in Telkef by the National guard –Beshmerga- . A nearby source to Ankawa.com stated that Mr. Khoshaba depart prison before few…

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Iraq: Speaking with one voice

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ACN News / By John Pontifex A LEADING archbishop from Iraq has received backing from the country’s president to set up a ‘Council of Christians’ to address key challenges threatening the Church’s survival in their ancient homeland.…

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Out of Africa

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Christianity owes its early development to Dark Continent thinkers? Author Thomas C. Oden says scholars for too long have ignored a legacy | Marvin Olasky…

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