By Eno Adeogun
A new report has found that hundreds of Iraqi Christians who fled the Islamic State (ISIS) invasion across the country in 2014 have returned to discover their properties have been illegally seized.
At least 350 Christian-owned properties were occupied by Iraqi officials according to an Continue reading
Chaldeans in Detroit celebrate the coming return of scores of community members facing deportation.
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Family members rally outside Mother of God Chaldean Church in Southfield, Michigan.
About 130 Iraqi Christians detained last year and slated for deportation will be back home with their families in Detroit for Christmas. Continue reading
Pope Francis (left) hosts Iraqi President Barham Salih at the Vatican on November 24, 2018. Photo: Salih Twitter
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Iraqi President Barham Salih met with the head of the Roman Catholic Church at the Vatican on Saturday. Continue reading
by Fr. David Linder
The following is an adaptation of the homily at our Christmas Vigil Mass last year. Thousands of Christians in Iraq and other countries continue to suffer and work under the conditions described in this article.
Three days ago I was reading one of the Catholic newspapers we receive, the National Continue reading
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 23rd November, 2018) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and a delegation from the Council of Christian Church Leaders of Iraq discussed the plight of Christians in the middle East, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Continue reading
It is cold and gloomy when I ask one of the Syriac Orthodox youths in the Swedish city of Södertälje to describe to me what the past year has been like. “Dark, very dark,” he replies. But he is not referring to the severe persecution of his people – a Christian ethnic group indigenous to large swathes of Iraq, Syria and parts of Turkey. Instead, he Continue reading
In the traditional dress of Iraq’s indigenous Chaldeans, Anta Alantwan, Antonues Polo and Suhel Bawood distributed bread and salt to begin the 2018 Christians in the Middle East Benefit Dinner, this year focussing on Iraq. Photo by Michael Swan
By Michael Swan, The Catholic Register Continue reading
At its peak, the Assyrian empire was the biggest on the planet
In one of the most memorable scenes in “The Epic of Gilgamesh”, the world’s oldest epic, the eponymous hero confronts Humbaba, a monster who guards the Cedar Continue reading
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Defaced church in Qaraqosh
At least 350 homes belonging to Christians who fled IS/Daish have been illegally occupied by new residents, taking advantage of their absence and using false legal Continue reading
Maronite leaders sign a document to ‘move on towards new horizons in their relations at the human, social, political and national levels’
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Cardinal Bechara Rai with Sleimane Frangié, leader of the Marada Brigade, and Samir Continue reading
Year-long activities lined up as part of golden jubilee celebrations
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Shaikh Nahayan and Rev Joseph Mar Barnabas being welcomed by the congregation at the Mar Thoma Church. Image Credit: Atiq Ur Rehman/Gulf News Continue reading
Archbishop Samir Nassar of Damascus talks about the plight of Christians in Syria during a presentation Nov. 15 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
On Jan. 8, a bomb exploded in the bedroom of Archbishop Samir Nassar, who leads Continue reading
Mgr Warduni, auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, warns that the problem is “real and serious”. The government has so far stopped 50 sham sales, but at least 350 transactions are involved. The Catholic Church has tried to help in getting properties returned but it faces with “powerful people”. Continue reading
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Hundreds of houses illegally taken away from Christians in the Nineveh province Continue reading
CWN Editor’s Note: Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako has suggested that Iraqi Christians look to the Old Testament for support of a “theology of departure and return,” as they seek to rebuild communities in the Nineveh Valley that were overrun by the Islamic State. The Patriarch said that Christians who are now returning, Continue reading
By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Hurmiz Ishak
TROY — A local church deacon faces three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Hurmiz Ishak, 63, of Sterling Heights, formerly a deacon at St. Joseph Chaldean Continue reading
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Melkite Catholic bishops from around the world are seen Nov. 7 for their synod in Rabweh, Lebanon under the leadership of Patriarch Joseph Absi (seated center). (Credit: CNS photo/courtesy Melkite Catholic Synod.) Continue reading
Professor Sebastian Brock speaks about St. Ephrem the Syrian’s contribution to Syriac Christianity.
A two-day conference entitled “Syriac Christianity at the Crossroads of Cultures” gathered researchers from all over the world at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome last week. Continue reading
Kurdistan 24 |
Police arrest four on extortion charges in Erbil’s Christian district
Photos of the suspects released by Erbil’s police department on Monday. (Photo: Erbil Police)
Kurdistan Erbil Police Arrests Gangs Continue reading
Mauritanians in the U.S. fear they’ll share the fate of Issa Sao, who was sent back to a country where thousands of blacks are still enslaved.
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Mauritanian anti-slavery protesters march to demand the liberation of imprisoned abolitionist leader Biram Ould Abeid in Nouakchott on May 26, 2012.Joe Penney / Reuters file Continue reading