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Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan meets injured people in Douma, Syria, March 6, 2019. (Credit: CNS photo/courtesy Syriac Catholic Patriarchate.) Continue reading
Pope Francis poses with Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East at the Vatican Feb. 7. Pictured with the pope are, from left, Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church; Iraqi Cardinal Louis Sako, Chaldean Catholic patriarch; Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak; Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Continue reading
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A woman and her children attend an Easter ceremony in Saint John’s Church (Mar Yohanna) in the nearly deserted predominantly Christian Iraqi town of Qaraqosh on April 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq. | Carl Court/Getty Images Continue reading
“Jesus invites us not to be afraid to live in the world, even if sometimes there are conditions of conflict and sin in it,” said Pope Francis. “Jesus at the last supper did not ask the Father to remove the disciples from the world, but to keep them from the spirit of the evil one.” Through people trafficking, “criminal organisations are increasingly Continue reading
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ROME — Pope Francis met with six Catholic patriarchs from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq on Friday to discuss Christian persecution in the region as well as their mass emigration from the Middle East. Continue reading
Card Sako calls for preserving the “unity” of the country in the “diversity of its components”. An attack on parties and politicians that fueled “sectarianism and fragmentation”. A new front of confrontation between loyal al-Sadr and demonstrators in Tahrir square. Baghdad Auxiliary: a mass for peace and a shared solution every day. Continue reading
The Sterling Heights City Council is behind the effort to make sure city residents fill out their census forms. Photo provided by Sterling Heights By: Eric Czarnik | Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor and mascot Sterling B. Counted stand in a frame that promotes the 2020 census. Continue reading
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Iraqi demonstrators display a poster of Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, outside a tent during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Feb. 6, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Alaa al-Marjani. Continue reading
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After fleeing ISIS, a young Syriac Orthodox man talks to Aid to the Church in Need.
Wissam Ablahad (26) is a Syriac Orthodox young man who lives with his parents and two siblings in the township of Ba’ashiqah, on the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq. Wissam and Continue reading
Pope Francis meets with Patriarch of Eastern Catholic Churches based in the Middle East at the Vatican, Feb. 7, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Feb 7, 2020 / 10:51 am (CNA).- Six Catholic patriarchs from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Continue reading
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq Photo: Catholic News.ie
A clergyman has stressed that Christians must take an active role in the country’s future if they want a unified, multi-religious Iraq.?Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Erbil made the plea during a discussion of the Continue reading
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U.S. President Donald Trump promised to grant Iraqi Christians and extension to stay in the United States.He promised to approve the extension to the Chaldean Catholic Immigrants during his speech in Warren, Michigan, last Thursday. Continue reading
By Samuel Smith, CP Reporter Bet Tamraz speaks at a Family Research Council panel discussion on religious freedom in Iran on Feb. 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. | The Christian Post
WASHINGTON — Persecuted Iranian Christian Dabrina Bet Tamraz vividly remembers Continue reading
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Mosul and swathes of Iraq’s Nineveh province have been under the control of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) since the defeat of the Islamic State group (ISIS) in 2017. On Thursday, residents of Tel Adas launched a protest to demand a full PMF withdrawal. Continue reading
Refugee children at the Sharia Al Haman Hope Refugee Camp in Duhok, Iraq, March 28, 2015. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.
By Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Feb 6, 2020 / 02:49 pm (CNA).- The world must raise their voices and stand up for persecuted Christians, Hungarian State Continue reading
By Samuel Smith, CP Reporter |Courthouse, Detroit, in June 2017. | (Photo: Reuters/Rebecca Cook)
President Donald Trump vowed last week to grant “extensions” to stay in the United States to some Iraqi Christians that his administration had earlier sought to deport Continue reading
Rana Shamoon Adil Shamoon: Family man. Hero. Kind soul. Humble. Born July 1, 1952, in Alqosh, Iraq; died Aug. 11, 2019, in Windsor, Ont., of ALS; aged 67.When Adil Shamoon was 33, he was at a dangerous crossroad: Fight on the frontline of an immoral conflict or commit treason by escaping the only country he ever knew. Continue reading
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Ann Farmer Photo by Levi Clancy on Unsplash After years of Islamic State persecution, Father Nadheer Dako, of St Joseph’s Chaldean Catholic Church, in Baghdad, warns that Christians are being driven out of Iraq to live in places like Britain, Sweden or Continue reading
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Work in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador was starting to bring change, agencies say.
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Iraqi Christians in Baghdad leave Christmas Mass at St. George Chaldean Church on Dec. 25, 2019. Khalid al Mousily, Catholic News Service
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