Syriac Christian artist calls paintings of war ‘a cry for help’
Farid Georges, a Syriac Christian from Homs, Syria, poses for a photo in England June 23. His artwork depicting Syria’s six-year war is being shown in Catholic cathedrals of northwest England and Wales. (CNS photo/Simon Caldwell) Continue reading
Need for Christian Renaissance in Iraq Urgent
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A Christian militiaman stands guard during Easter mass in Qaraqosh, Iraq, Sunday, April 16 2017. The town was gutted by Islamic State militants. Even under government control, residents did not return. (Maya Alleruzzo/AP) Continue reading
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In a ceremony held at his ministry’s headquarters, Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced the discovery of a very important medical manuscript uncovered by the monks of St Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai during restoration works carried out in the monastery’s library. Continue reading
(Wikimedia Commons/Nevit Dilmen)Mor Gabriel Monastery in the town of Midyat in Mardin province, Turkey.
The administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken control of at Continue reading
The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, said that the Iraqi residents of the villages of the Nineveh Plain should decide the future of area as it is liberated from ISIS control.
“Though we appreciate those who are not from the region or those who left the country Continue reading
“More autonomy for Iraqi Christians in the Nineveh Plain” is the final message of a joint document approved by seven Chaldean, Syriac and Assyrian parties of Iraq after a two-days conference at the European Parliament on the “Future of Christians in Iraq” organised by the Swedish centre-right MEP Lars Adaktusson and co-organized among Continue reading
FSA leader inside a church in Maloula, Syria – Niclas Hammarstr?m/Kontinent/ZUMA
Christian Assyrians have been targeted repeatedly through history — and found themselves under attack again by ISIS forces in Syria.
Joseph Yacoub and Thierry Oberlé Continue reading
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(Screengrab: Rudaw.net)Christians worship at the Church of St. Petrous and Pols in Ankawa, Iraq on June 29, 2017.
Displaced Iraqi Christians who have been pushed from their homes due to the rise of the Islamic State and are now living in the Kurdish town of Ankawa will soon have one Continue reading
Baghdad (Agenzia Fides) – The most painful issue that has hit the Iraqi Christian communities in recent years was their mass escape from Mosul and Nineveh Plain, when entire villages were evacuated one night before the advance of the Jihadist militia of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (Daesh), and many family groups “were encouraged by Western Countries to emigrate”. This is what Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Continue reading
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Reuters/Youssef BoudlalIraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, seek refuge inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad, August 11, 2014. Iraqi Christian families sought sanctuary in the church after fleeing towns and villages to escape the advance of Islamic State militants. Continue reading
The end of ISIL could reignite ethnic and sectarian competition across the country. If Iraq’s prime minister doesn’t have an answer, there are others waiting in the wings who do
The destroyed gate of the Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, during the Iraqi government forces’ offensive to retake the city from ISIL fighters. Ahmad Al Rubaye / Continue reading
By: Elmer Abbo
I was finally able to take some time to consider the final policy statement from the EU conference this past week. I acknowledge I do not come to this question as an unbiased observer. I have actively worked to support the NPU and have promoted their plainly stated agenda that the Nineveh Plain should become a province under the central Continue reading
Since the battle began, 103,872 people have been displaced, the vast majority from Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital. (AFP)
By Sonia Farid
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents rounded up 200 Iraqi Chaldeans -114 from the Detroit area and the rest from different parts of the Continue reading
— It is fascinating how, after a description of the post-ISIS history of the NP — and with no reference to the fact that pre-ISIS conditions facilitated the invasion and destruction of the Continue reading
Members of the Ninevah Plain Protection Units pray in a destroyed church in Qaraqosh (Hamdaniya), east of Mosul, Iraq, March 3, 2017. (photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
BAGHDAD — With the liberation of most of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq from the clutches of the Islamic State (IS), which took control of the city in June 2014, some of Continue reading
MEP Lars Adaktusson’s office
Jawad al-Hindawy, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the EU and MEP Lars Adaktusson
On the 29th June, at a well-attended conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, entitled “A Future for Christians in Iraq”, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac political Continue reading
Turkish dictator ‘removes mask’ in seizure of 50 churches
Policy of returning country to Shariah gains speed
Leo Hohmann is a news editor for WND. He has been a reporter and editor at several suburban newspapers in the Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina, areas and also Continue reading
A fighter from the Syriac Military Council (SMC), a small minority of Christian fighters supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces in the combat against Daesh, looks on as he guards a look out point in the suburb of al-Rumaniya on the western outskirts of Raqa on June 27, 2017 after the area was seized from the militants. AFP / DELIL Continue reading
Lori Lutz, Detroit Jews for Justice, holds up a sign bearing a quote from Exodus at an anti-deportation protest on June 21 ahead of the ACLU lawsuit aimed to slow the deportation procedures of Iraqi Christians living in Metro Detroit.
When news broke on June 11 of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Continue reading
The government of Turkey has seized more than 50 properties from the Syriac Orthodox Church in the country’s Mardin province.
The government’s religion ministry said that ownership permits had lapsed for the properties in question—including churches, monasteries, and cemeteries. Many of the Continue reading