Monthly Archives: July 2010

Another Christian abducted in Kirkuk

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A 50-year-old man was taken last night from his office. Crime is up in the city because of the power vacuum in the country. For the past four months, politicians have failed to form a government. For Christians, it is a time of martyrdom.…

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Iraq Mourns “Always Smiling” Bishop

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BAGHDAD, Iraq, JULY 27, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Abouna of Baghdad died today in Erbil. He was 67 and suffering from kidney failure. Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, archbishop of Baghdad, presided today at the funeral in Ankawa.…

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The pass away of the bishop Andrawes Abona

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Ankawa.com – Exclusive The Patriarch deputy for pastoral affairs, the bishop Andrawes Abona, passed away to heaven today, the 27th of July 2010, in Ankawa while he was in hospital for treatment.…

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Bishop Andreas Abouna RIP

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With deep regret, we announce the passing away of Bishop Andreas Abouna, Bishop of the Patriarch of Baghdad of the Chaldeans. May he rest in peace.…

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Iraq mourns bishop “who was always smiling”

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By: John Pontifex Tributes have been paid to Bishop Andreas Abouna of Iraq who died today (Tuesday, 27 July) after a lifetime of a ministry to a Church beset by war, oppression and increasing hardship. Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Abouna of Baghdad died in hospital this…

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The situation of the church in Iraq

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 When Iraq’s new ambassador to the Holy See presented his credentials to the Holy See recently, Pope Benedict XVI stated unequivocally that the Church there was engaged in a struggle for its very survival. At the meeting in July 2010 with Habeeb…

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Disappearing Christians of Iraq

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KATE SEELYE (correspondent): In a church in the Iraqi village of Qaraqosh, a priest prepares for a communal baptism. With a splash of water, he welcomes these infants into the Christian faith.…

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Assyrian Genocide Monument Completed

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The Rev Fred Nile MLC, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party, gave the following address in the NSW Parliament. “I am very pleased to announce that the third phase of the Assyrian Universal…

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Declaration

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On July 15, 1957, the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) was established in the city of Qamishly, Syria. For years, the Assyrian Democratic Organization has been holding an event on the fifteenth of July of every year to celebrate its anniversary.…

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Turkish church defaced with Islamist graffiti

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Mehmet Ali Bulun MARDÄ°N – RADÄ°KAL Police have started an investigation after a suspected group of people defaced the façade of the 1,700-year-old Mor Jacob Syriac Orthodox Church in Nusaybin, in the southeastern province of Mardin, with pro-Islamic slogans.…

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