Chaldean patriarch calls for fasting, prayer amid Iraq protests

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Iraqi protesters run from tear gas fired by security forces at Baghdad’s Khallani square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations, Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images. By Courtney Mares Baghdad, Iraq, Nov 12, 2019 / 10:50 am (CNA).- The Chaldean patriarch has called for three days of fasting and prayer “for an end to the Continue reading

Iraqi Church calls for fast and prayer for peace. Bishop Warduni praises young people united in the streets

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The Chaldean patriarchate urges a prayer for peace. For Card Sako, Iraq’s problem is not only political, but cultural and spiritual as well. The death toll stands at 320 dead and 16,000 wounded. Baghdad’s Auxiliary Bishop warns that too little is done for the future of youth and the poor. Young Iraqis have overcome ethnic and confessional divisions. Continue reading

Iraqi Chaldean Catholics to pray and fast

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The Patriarch of Babylon calls for a three-day prayer campaign as hundreds die in clashes between protesters and security forces La Croix International staff Vatican City Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako has appealed to the Iraqi government to give prioritize… Continue reading

Iraqi Cardinal calls for prayer and fasting

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Cardinal Sako asks all Chaldean Catholics to fast and pray for peace as Iraq undergoes new protests and violence. By Fr John Waters The Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq has called for 3 days of fasting and prayer for peace in the country. Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, has invited Continue reading

‘Sister Protests’: Lebanon, Iraq Look to Each Other

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A Baghdad street vendor sells flags of Iraq and Lebanon, both gripped by anti-government protests. (AFP) Asharq Al-Awsat A Lebanese flag flutters in the protest-hit Iraqi capital. More than 900 kilometers away, a revolutionary Iraqi chant rings out from a bustling protest square in Beirut. “Don’t trust the rumors, they’re a group of thieves,” Continue reading

Iraqi Church calls for fast and prayer for peace. Bishop Warduni praises young people united in the streets

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The Chaldean patriarchate urges a prayer for peace. For Card Sako, Iraq’s problem is not only political, but cultural and spiritual as well. The death toll stands at 320 dead and 16,000 wounded. Baghdad’s Auxiliary Bishop warns that too little is done for the future of youth and the poor. Young Iraqis have overcome ethnic and confessional divisions. Continue reading

THE LAND OF GIBRAN AND THE BECOMING ABUNDANT OF THE ESSENCE Featured

By Yusuf Begtas

We’ve decided to visit the Lebanon between the 9th and 16th of September with my friend Habip Do?an in response to the insistent invitation. On the occasion of this trip, we greeted our Maronite brothers whom I’ve been longing for to get to know for a long time. We got close and touched each other. We’ve coalesced with each other. We’ve taken a stroll together through the corridors of history. We’ve completed our trip and contacts with the siege of affectionate style 

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Clerics support Iraqis’ anti-government protests

by Madeleine Davies
08 November 2019
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PA Protesters demonstrate in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, on Friday of last week
CHURCH leaders in Iraq have expressed sympathy with protesters’ demands, amid a crackdown in which hundreds have been killed.

But there are also reports that the violence may spur further emigration.

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THE SEMANTIC DEPTH OF SYRIAC LANGUAGE

By Yusuf Begtas

Syriac is an ancient language that takes place within the Semitic language family. This language, which carries the past to the future, has continued its existence by serving as a means of vessel to the meaning and understanding that


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