Bishop appointed for Canada’s Chaldean eparchy

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Pope Francis meets at the Vatican with members of the Synod of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Oct. 5, 2017. Credit: L’Osservatore Romano.
Toronto, Canada, Oct 31, 2017 / 12:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Bawai Soro was on Tuesday appointed Bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto, which serves Canada’s estimated 40,000 Chaldean Catholics. Continue reading

Ziyad Raoof appealed for supporting Kurds and Christians in the Middle East during the conference „The role of catholic church in European integration process”

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Ziyad Raoof the Representative of Kurdistan Regional Government to Poland was a guest of international conference „The role of catholic church in European integration process” which was held in Krakow. It was 17th edition of the conference attended by many important politicians from Europe and Poland- MPs and members of European Continue reading

Christians in Iraq need support, prayer

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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)
cross broken shatteredAs ISIS continues to be beaten back in the Middle East, brave Christians are returning to their homes and villages, and finding devastation.
William Hollander partners with Open Doors USA in Iraq, where the Islamic ideology has created a difficult situation for the Christian community. Continue reading

Unique Lebanon shows why refugees need safe zones in Syria

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Father Matthew Schneider
A young Syrian mother who was displaced by violence holds her 2-year-old child in 2015 outside their tent at an informal settlement in Deir al Ahmar, in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. (Credit: Sam Tarling/CRS.)
Alexis Moukarzel is a Lebanese architect. He said the different religious and ethnic Continue reading

Iraqi Christians Displaced Again as Kurds Clash with Government Forces

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Peshmerga fighters take aim from their position at the Altun Kubri checkpoint, 40kms from Kirkuk, on October 20, 2017. Iraqi forces clashed with Kurdish fighters as the central government said it wrestled back control of the last area of disputed Kirkuk province in the latest stage of a lightning operation following a controversial independence vote. / AFP PHOTO / Marc-Antoine Pelaez (Photo credit should read Continue reading

The Kurdish referendum backfired badly. Here’s why.

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By Renad Mansour
A man walks next to a poster in Irbil, in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan, that calls on Kurds to vote for independence on the eve of the Sept. 25 referendum. (Mohamed Messsara/European Pressphoto Agency/EFE)
Last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered his forces to retake the Continue reading

Army shells Iraqi town – but priest refuses to leave

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By John Newton
A SENIOR Iraqi priest refused to leave Teleskov, northern Iraq – even after military forces gathered there for battle.
Chaldean cleric Father Salar Kajo and nine Church workers remained in the Christian-majority town on the Nineveh Plains, around 19 miles north of Mosul, despite Iraqi and Continue reading