Monthly Archives: July 2008

Iraq Parliament fails to vote on election law

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Iraq’s Parliament failed to vote on the provincial election law due to lack of quorum amidst mounting rows and people’s protests against the law mainly from Kurds. Iraqi Parliament speaker Mahmoud Al Mashhadani scheduled an exceptional session on Sunday to discuss anew the provincial law. Some politicians ruled out the possibility of deciding about the…

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Al Maliki vows to protect Iraq Christians

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Thursday, July 31, 2008 09:27 GMT While receiving Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki affirmed Iraqi Government’s keenness to protect Iraqi Christians and provide them with all services to make them feel secure and stable in their country. For his part, the Cardinal praised efforts deployed by the government. Al Maliki…

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Chaldean Festival set for Aug. 9-10

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By Jennie Miller C & G Staff Writer SOUTHFIELD — Embracing culture and tradition, and thriving with family fun, the local Chaldean community is inviting the masses to once again share in its celebration during the annual Chaldean Festival.…

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Iraqis hold own WYD

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Singer Abir Nehme from LebanonBEIRUT, Lebanon (CNS): When Iraqi youths were not granted visas for World Youth Day in Australia, Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic bishops decided they would bring World Youth Day to Iraq.…

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Iraqi Christians Rebuild Churches

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VATICAN CITY, JULY 29, 2008 (Zenit.org).- The Christian communities of southern Iraq launched a campaign for the restoration of churches that have been damaged due to negligence and the war.…

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Iraqi leader wants Christian refugees to return

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Rome, Jul. 28, 2008 (CWNews.com) – During his July 25 meeting with Pope Benedict XVI (bio – news), Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki encouraged the Pope to help him convince Iraqi Christians to remain in the country– or to return, if they have already fled.…

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Iraqi Christians fight back

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KARAMLIS: Iraq’s Christians have taken up arms and formed militias in a desperate effort to defend their beleaguered communities from Islamic extremists.…

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Pope Benedict urges Maliki to protect Christian community in Iraq

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Compiled by Daily Star staff Saturday, July 26, 2008 Pope Benedict told Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Friday that minority Christians in Iraq needed more protection but the Iraqi leader assured the pontiff that Christians were not being persecuted. Maliki, who met the pope for 20 minutes at the pontiff’s summer residence south of…

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Iraqi Christians need protection: Pope

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Pope Benedict XVI has told Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that minority Christians in Iraq need more protection but the Iraqi leader assured him that Christians were not being persecuted.…

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102 children receive first communion in Erbil

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The ceremony, presided over by Bishop Rabban al Qas, saw the participation of the entire local Christian community. A moment of “celebration” and of “hope” in witness to the vitality of the Iraqi Church, despite its suffering. A special “blessing from the pope” requested.…

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Pope to meet Iraqi premier Al-Maliki

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki, was expected to invite Pope Benedict XVI to visit his sectarian strife-torn country during talks scheduled later Friday, Iraq’s ambassador to the Vatican said.…

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