Seeking asylum: Iraqi family living in Columbus faces deportation to a country proven unfriendly to its religious beliefs

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From left, Gorgis “Mr. George,” Samira, Liza, Lilya and Hans Matani are Assyrian immigrants from Iraq seeking asylum in the United States. The federal government has denied their request so the family faces deportation. Photo by: Courtesy photo
Slim Smith
In 2014, as ISIS fighters moved dangerously near their small Iraqi village 20 miles Continue reading

Nineveh Plains (Iraq): ACN begins the reconstruction with the “Olive Tree Ceremony”

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ACN News on 10/5/2017, 10:43 am
Nineveh Plains (Iraq): ACN begins the reconstruction with the “Olive Tree Ceremony”
• On Monday morning 8th May the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need consecrated three building sites in the villages of Bartella, Karemlash and Baghdeda (Qaraqosh) for the reconstruction of the first 105 houses belonging to internally Continue reading

Rebuilding of Nineveh Plains set to begin

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By John Newton and Daniele Piccini
AN “Olive Tree Ceremony” in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains will mark the beginning of the rebuilding of homes belonging to Christian families who fled when extremist group Daesh (ISIS) seized their villages.
The ceremony set to be held on Monday (8th May) in the villages of Bartella, Karamlesh Continue reading