Monthly Archives: January 2010

Chaldeans Meet KRG President Barzani

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Chaldeans Americans Ask KRG to Devote Attention and Priority to Displaced Iraqi Christians; Plan Trade Mission to Kurdistan Washington, DC – The plight of Chaldean Assyrian Syriac families in Iraq was the topic of a meeting with Mr. M. Barzani, President of the Kurdish Regional Government of…

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Minorities report in Council of Europe was toughened up for Turkey

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A draft of a CoE report titled “Freedom of religion and other human rights for non-Muslim minorities in Turkey and for the Muslim minority in Thrace,” by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, criticized both Greece and Turkey for their treatment of their respective minorities and offered recommendations to solve problems.…

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Assyrians celebrate Australia Day

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by E Brikha 25/01/2010 Close to 500 Assyrians celebrated Australia day yesterday night at the Nineveh Lounge centre in Sydneys western suburb of Edensor Park. The national holiday was celebrated early on Sunday with worldwide Assyrian star Sargon Gabriel who performed along with seven other local Assyrian Australian artists.…

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Turkey’s Homework on Minority Rights

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe calls Turkey for a series of measures regarding religious minorities to be implemented throughout the coming twelve months. A progress report is expected by February 2011. Tolga KORKUT The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (ACPE) passed a document on…

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Iraqi Archbishop Affirms Mission to Bring Hope

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Calls for Political Pressure to Stop Anti-Christian Persecution MOSUL, Iraq, JAN. 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The new archbishop of Mosul of the Chaldeans is underlining his mission to bring hope to the persecuted and suffering Christians in his region.…

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New Archbishop of Mosul calls persecuted Iraqi Christians to hope

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Mosul, Iraq, Jan 27, 2010 / 09:09 pm (CNA).- The new Archbishop of Mosul, replacing his kidnapped predecessor who died in captivity, says his mission is to give “hope and confidence” to persecuted Iraqi Christians who face bombings, killings and other pressures to leave the city, an ancient center of Christianity.…

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Iraq: New Archbishop of Mosul assesses the outlook for Christians

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New Archbishop of Mosul assesses the outlook for Christians By John Pontifex THE man who has become the world’s youngest Catholic archbishop has spoken of his “hopes and confidence” as he takes up his role as shepherd to some of Iraq’s most persecuted Christians.…

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St. Ephrem Maronite Church

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By Matthew Lickona The circular interior of St. Ephrem’s church might serve as an eclectic museum of Catholic devotional art. So many styles, drawn from so many traditions: a golden mosaic rendering of the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help; sweetly pious etchings of…

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Young man wounded in new anti-Christian attack in Mosul

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Sources tell AsiaNews that the anti-Christian “persecution continues amid general indifference”. They say, “Christians live in panic” and want to leave the city, convinced that the attackers “are not ordinary criminals”. For them, the attacks hide “clear political plans”.…

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Iraqi Christians put their case in the UK parliament on Hrant Dink Day

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Iraqi Christians put their case for fair treatment by the UK government on Hrant Dink Day(19th January) in the House of Commons this week. Together with Turks, Armenians and Kurds, they remembered the sacrifice of Hrant Dink who was gunned down in Istanbul three yeards ago. Lord Wallace of Saltire and Lord Hylton were present…

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Mosul Welcomes New Archbishop, Mourns Murders

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MOSUL, Iraq, JAN. 19, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Sunday was bittersweet for Mosul Catholics, who celebrated the arrival of their new archbishop while also mourning the murder of one of the faithful. Archbishop Emil Shimoun Nona, whose election as the archbishop of Mosul of the…

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