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
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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.
Image: Mauritanian anti-slavery protesters
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
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ADRIAN — Two Adrian Dominican sisters are part of a three-member delegation going to visit a related congregation in Iraq.
Sisters Rose Ann Schlitt and Nancy Jurecki will visit the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Iraq Nov. 14-25, according to a news release. Also in the Continue reading
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The Central American Caravanners Have a Right to Plead Their Case
In recent days, President Trump has responded with increasing severity to the Continue reading
The recently appointed special representative for reconstruction in minority areas of Iraq for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) told Breitbart News he has a message for the Christians and other religious minorities who fled genocide at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL): Return to your homeland, America has your back. Continue reading
Paisley Bishop and Motherwell priest among the delegation from Aid to the Church in Need who visited Tomb of priest murdered by militants
A SCOTTISH delegation took inspiration from a priest murdered by Isis as they visited the Catholics in Iraq recovering from terror and persecution. Continue reading
The world has focused on rebuilding the country’s north after defeating the Islamic State while ignoring festering resentment and poverty in Basra.
By Ahmed Twaij
Iraqi protesters watch an official building in flames as they demonstrate against the Continue reading
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People from Mosul, Iraq, raise a wooden cross near St. Georges Monastery April 24. (Credit: Omar Alhayali/EPA via CNS.)
ROME – Faced with the ever-present fear that Christianity could disappear from the Continue reading
Abandoned ancient church in Iraqi desert located near Kirkuk city, Iraq. Credit: BilalIzaddin/Shutterstock
By Courtney Grogan
Vatican City, Nov 9, 2018 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis and the Assyrian Patriarch Continue reading
Those pesky verses of abrogation that just won’t go away.
Kenneth R. Timmerman
I have lived and worked in the Muslim Middle East for the past thirty-five years, and have many dear friends who are Muslims. Most recently, I prayed with a 38-year old Continue reading
By Chris Johannes
Kledo Ramzi, 35, chosen to be manager of the Syriac Heritage Museum in Ainkawa the day before, poses on November 7, 2018. Photo: Rudaw
AINKAWA, Kurdistan Region — When a two-meter tall stone relief from Nimrud fetched Continue reading
Defense Department Inspector General presents sobering report on Iran’s influence and unclear US policy to confront Iran’s role in Iraq and Syria.
By Seth J. Frantzman
Iranian forces in Syria may present a threat to the US and in Iraq the Iranian threat is Continue reading
By ROD NORDLAND and Falih Hassan The New York Times
BAGHDAD — More than 200 mass graves holding as many as 12,000 bodies have been found in areas of Iraq once controlled by the Islamic State, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The findings were highlighted in a joint report released Tuesday by the Continue reading
Home affairs bureaucrats accused of ‘fishing for an excuse’ to refuse genuine refugee’s claim
George Newhouse, principal lawyer at the National Justice Project, says the department appears to be ‘fishing for an excuse to start the assessment process again’ for Ali Continue reading