Detained Iraqis hope for pardon from Gov. Snyder

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Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News
(Photo: Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)
When police officers came to Caroline Taymour’s home in June and took her husband away for deportation to Iraq, she was devastated. She thought the couple and their three children would never again live together as a family. Continue reading

Religious groups launch research project to track Christians’ response to persecution

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Lorraine Caballero
The Religious Freedom Institute has joined forces with the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Project to determine how Christians from all over the world respond to persecution and to raise awareness of their situation.
(REUTERS / Ahmed Malik)Iraqi Christians attend a mass at Mar Girgis Church in Continue reading

Return to Babylon

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Raymond Ramirez
One of the oldest existing Christian communities in the world is that of the Chaldean Catholics, with roots that trace back to the apostles. The early Eastern Rite communities in Iraq and Iran split into distinct factions in the 5th century, when the Continue reading

asylum in Australia: Pope Twadros II

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Al-Masry Al-Youm
Twenty Christian families have requested political asylum in Australia, which is being considered at present. It will be a good thing to offer these families a chance at a new life, he underlined.
Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Twadros II, stated that Egypt has been suffering Continue reading

Member of the Sutoro Brigade killed in Qamishli. Archbishop Hindo: Russia and the US do not support Kurdish autonomist projects

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Hassakè – On Thursday August 31 a clash between militiamen in the north-east Syrian city of Qamishli caused the death of a member of Sutoro self-defense groups, often accredited by the media as “Christian” militiamen. The young militiaman of “Sutoro” was killed by a peer who belonged to Kurdish armed groups. This is what Archbishop Continue reading

How Does Mercury In Retrograde Affect Your Toddler? Astrologers Weigh In

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By Cat Bowena
Parenting a toddler is tough work. One minute you’re the place your child goes for comfort, the next you’re the sheriff at the O.K. Corral. Some believe that the worst of it is the fault of the heavens. Specifically, Mercury. When Mercury is in retrograde, some say it’s a bit like parenting under a full moon. So, how does Mercury in retrograde affect Continue reading