Kim Kozlowski , The Detroit News
The first U.S. plane since 2010 to deport Iraqi-born residents to their native land left Wednesday — and included at least one Metro Detroit man who went voluntarily, but not one who has been fighting to stay out of the country, officials said. Continue reading
(YouTube/Samaritans Purse)Franklin Graham appears in a screen capture of a video of his tour in northern Iraq.
Evangelist Franklin Graham has claimed that there are only about seven families Continue reading
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Worshippers pray during Easter Mass April 16 in St. George Chaldean Catholic church in Tel Esqof, Iraq. The church was damaged by Islamic State militants. (CNS photo/Marko Djurica, Reuters) Continue reading
The extremists worked to erase any signs of Christianity from Qaraqosh after they overran the town in 2014 as part of a sweeping offensive that saw them seize around a third of Iraq. (AFP)
Qaraqosh is quiet except for a church bell ringing as Iraqi Christians gather for the first Continue reading
Photographs and Text by RUKMINI CALLIMACHIAPRIL 17, 2017
QARAQOSH, Iraq — Islamic State militants overran the Christian town of Qaraqosh nearly three years ago, smashing every crucifix they found and using the walls of churches for target practice. Residents fled by the thousands, and the few who stayed Continue reading
The world no longer remembers what Syria was like in times of peace. There is no consensus on the number of victims from a war that seems to have no end. Nor is attention being paid to the more than five million people who have been forced to leave the country. Continue reading
By Samuel Smith , CP Reporter
Evangelist Franklin Graham spent his Easter weekend touring churches and towns left desecrated and destroyed by the Islamic State terrorist organization in Northern Iraq and claimed that only about seven families remain in what used to be the largest Christian town in Iraq. Continue reading
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The people in Aleppo are finally looking forward to Easter again
By Eva-Maria Kolmann
The last few Easters were sad ones for the people of Aleppo. Good Friday was ever Continue reading
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Tel Esqof, didn’t sustain same amount of damage as other Christian towns overrun by the ISIS.
TEL ESQOF: Hundreds of Iraqi Christians gathered on Sunday in a church damaged by ISIS north of Mosul, celebrating Easter there for the first time since 2014. Continue reading
A priest leads the Easter Mass in Mar Gewargis (St George) Chaldean Catholic church, which was damaged by Islamic State militants, in the town of Tel Esqof, Iraq, April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
By Maher Chmaytelli | TEL ESQOF, Iraq
Hundreds of Iraqi Christians gathered on Sunday in a church damaged by Islamic State Continue reading
Susmita Pathak Mishra
Christians all over the world are celebrating Easter Sunday on April 16, 2017. The day marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ every year. Easter is important as it signifies the triumph of justice, love, and peace, which constituted the main teachings of the messenger of God. Continue reading
From the church bombings in Egypt to the restrictions on movement in Palestine to an exodus from Iraq, Christians of most Middle Eastern countries are at serious risk.
By James J. Zogby
Orthodox Christians participate in a Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Nativity in Continue reading
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Hundreds of Christians came to the Good Friday’s service in St. Elijah Cathedral in Aleppo to celebrate the beginning of Easter.
While the US continues to accuse Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of establishing a Continue reading
Rev Andrew White
Syrian Christian girls attend a Good Friday mass at the Syriac church of the Holy Virgin in the northeastern city of Qamishli, on April 14, 2017, during Easter celebrations Credit: Delil Souleiman/AFP
Today there is intense questioning about whether Christianity can even survive in this Continue reading
Damascus, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Christian denominations in Syria have celebrated Easter Sunday with prayers and masses in churches and places of worship, in which they called for unity to confront terrorism and achieve peace.
In the Lady of Dormition Cathedral in Damascus, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Continue reading
By World Tribune on April 16, 2017
Christians in the town of Tel Esqof celebrated Easter on April 16 for the first time since Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the terror group’s “caliphate” from a mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014. Continue reading
Christians in Karachi celebrate Easter, the day Jesus was resurrected. The Pakistani police foiled a plan to bomb a Easter celebration on Saturday. AP/PTI Continue reading
By Tina Ramirez, opinion contributor –
As many Americans celebrate Easter, nearly 300 Iraqi Christian refugees are awaiting deportation back to a country most of them have never known. Nahidh Shaou, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea, is one example of why giving them a second chance is the right thing to do. Continue reading
Christians have long been an embattled minority in Egypt, 10% of the overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim population of more than 92 million.
Molly Hennessy-FiskeMolly Hennessy-FiskeContact Reporter
On the eve of Christianity’s holiest day, Coptic Christian families filed past armed Continue reading
A wall damaged by bullets fired by ISIS militants is seen inside a church yard in the town of Qaraqosh, south of Mosul, Iraq, April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
With ISIS expelled, Iraqi Christians are trickling back to the ransacked town of Qaraqosh, beset by anxiety for their security and yet hopeful they can live in friendship Continue reading