Once, they intermingled but now people are on the move as the country divides geographically along sectarian lines
Louise Callaghan, Middle East Correspondent
A child watches from a bus window as thousands of people are moved from pro-regime Continue reading
What is their objective? It is primarily to establish a church near Lord Ayyappa’s temple and also to ensure that it should become a centre for Christianity and not a Pilgrim centre of Hindus.
Demography (Persecution & Proselytisation) | 21-07-2018 Continue reading
DAILY SABAH WITH ANADOLU AGENCY
An unprecedented move removing rental fees for places of worship gives a sigh of relief to the country’s ethnic and religious community whose religious rights were suppressed in the past. Continue reading
Fr. Fadi Iskander becomes priest in Erbil, home to many Christians who fled persecution in northern Iraq
A man whose priest-father was killed by terrorists a dozen years ago was ordained a priest by the same bishop who ordained his father. Continue reading
Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Joseph Absi speaks of a Church with roots in the Levant, but growing beyond cultural boundaries.
The Patriarch of a Church with roots in the Near East called on American parishes to continue to be open to new members no matter what ethnic background they are from, Continue reading
By Mark Bowling
Iraqi medical students with Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge with Iraqi students Ban Isaqi (left), Hana Keka and Dr Saveen Oghana (right). Continue reading
Increasingly, newly arrived refugees are being required to navigate online forms in English for services crucial to their everyday life, such as online banking and Centrelink.
The Chaldean League of NSW identified a need to support newly arrived refugees to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to navigate technology in English. Continue reading
by Staff Reporter
Fr Benedict Kiely with Sister Ban Madleen
Sister Ban Madleen, who fled Islamic State in 2014, was applying to visit her family
An Iraqi nun who was forced to flee Islamic State in 2014 has finally been granted entry into Britain after being denied twice. Continue reading
The Syriac Catholic community received a free lease for 49 years on Sacre Coeur, a church in Istanbul’s waterfront district of Bebek. Officials from the state-run Directorate General of Foundations signed a protocol with a foundation representing the Continue reading
Returning survivors tell of rape and violence at hands of brutal ‘owners’
An Islamic State flag flies over territory in northern Iraq
The release and return of a number of Christian women taken as slaves by Islamic State in Iraq has prompted questions about those still being held. Continue reading
By Patsy Isenberg
A lot of people came to downtown Flint on Friday the 13th for ARTWALK, which takes place the second Friday of every month. ARTWALK is sponsored by The Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC) and includes many galleries, bars and restaurants along and near Saginaw Street. Continue reading
Pictured are four cardinals who have been appointed by Pope Francis to preside over sessions of the October 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment. From left are Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad, Iraq; Cardinal Desire Tsarahazana of Toamasina, Madagascar; Cardinal Continue reading
German authorities condemn anti-Semitic violence in word and condone it in deed.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism Continue reading
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A displaced Syrian family who fled violence in Aleppo stands in a field in the rural area of Manbij in 2016. (Credit: Rodi Said/Reuters via CNS.)
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Amid the destruction in war-torn Syria, a community of Discalced Continue reading
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Iraqi Chaldean Christian children attended a First Communion Mass at the Apostles Peter and Paul Chaldean Catholic Church in Erbil on Friday.
Chaldeans are one of Iraq’s shrinking Christian minority communities. Many of them live Continue reading
By Alex Williams
It has emerged almost 26,000 Christians have now returned to their homes, nearly two years since Islamic State (IS) was driven from their city in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq.
Some families have come back to Qaraqosh from internal displacement centres, while Continue reading
A group of Iraqi Muslims living in a refugee camp in Greece recently targeted a group of Iranian Christians who were holding a Bible study.
Members of the Bible study group are all converts to Christianity. Continue reading
Today, members of the faith make up only 4% of the region’s population, down from 20% before WWI
Pope Tawadros II, the 118th pope of the Coptic Church of Egypt, is greeted by Egyptian Christians as he prepares to lead a midnight Mass at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, in January 2013 (AP/Amr Nabil) Continue reading
Cardinal Patriarch Louis R. Sako -Photo Courtesy Of The Chaldean Patriarchate Of Babylon’s Website
Speaking to Zenit in Bari After Pope’s Ecumenical Encounter, Says ‘I Am Convinced There Is a Future for the Gospel’ in the Middle East Continue reading
‘Indifference kills, and we desire to lift up our voices in opposition to this murderous indifference,’ says Pope Francis
RELIGIOUS LEADERS. Pope Francis (L) watches as Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Pope Continue reading