Patriarch returns today

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Staff Reporter Kochi
He bats for peace between feuding church factions
Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church Ignatius Aphrem II will return to Beirut on Friday after completing his three-day visit to India, during the course of which he batted for peace between feuding church factions. Continue reading

New Iraqi Leader Vows to ‘Support Christians’

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World Watch Monitor
The Chaldean Patriarch, Louis Sako, has telephoned Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr to congratulate him on his unexpected victory in the country’s recent parliamentary elections. The Patriarchate also said that Sako told Sadr he hoped for a government Continue reading

ESU Newsletter 32

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Dear readers,
situation of our people and present the demands of our peoplerope, we continue to emphasize and expand our political, diploits administration and delegates. With our new team across Eumatic, and social relations with various actors to underline theFollowing Continue reading

Mar Sako: Nomination as cardinal, sign of Pope’s friendhip and proximity to all Iraq

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The Chaldean primate describes the “dual responsibility” because it indicates the Pope’s closeness to Christians and to all the people. A choice that “surprised” him and attests to Pope’s great care for the Church in difficulty. Congratulations from Christian and Muslim personalities. Shiite leader: “Gift of mercy for Iraq”. Al-Sadr wins election but does not have the numbers to form a government. Continue reading

Patriarch calls for peace in Malankara Church

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Special Correspondent
KOCHI,
Hopes for positive response from Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church Ignatius Aphrem II has called for peace between the two factions of the Malankara Church based on dignity and respect for each other. Continue reading

Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will create 14 new cardinals in June coming from all over the world, including Iraq, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Peru, Japan, Madagascar, and several Vatican officials.
Eleven of those new cardinals are under 80, meaning they’re eligible to participate in an Continue reading

Venezuela voting results challenged

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CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s election officials said Sunday that socialist leader Nicolas Maduro won a second six-year term as president of the oil-rich South American country, while his main rivals were disputing the legitimacy of the vote and calling for a new election. Continue reading

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June

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By FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday revealed his latest picks to be cardinals in the Catholic Church, including his chief aide for helping the poor in Rome and prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority. Continue reading

Iraqi ‘Republic’: No Christian Converts

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By Terence P. Jeffrey
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr casting his ballot in the Iraqi election. (Screen Capture)
The 2017 State Department report on human rights in Iraq, which was released last month, begins by unambiguously declaring: “Iraq is a constitutional parliamentary republic.” Continue reading

Homes for Homs

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By John Pontifex
HUNDREDS of displaced people in Syria will soon be going back to their homes as work is set to begin on a long-awaited building repair project in an ancient city devastated by bomb damage. Continue reading