Iraqi Christians celebrate in town retaken from ISIS

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Photo credit: Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East Qaraqosh – Iraqi Christians celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday in the town of Qaraqosh that was previously occupied for three years by jihadists of the Islamic State (ISIS) group.…

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Iraqi Christians celebrate in town retaken from IS

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Iraqis celebrate feast of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh, which used to have greatest concentration of Christians in country before IS invasion in 2014. Middle East Online Big cross is seen at the entrance of the town of Qaraqosh.…

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Persecuted youngsters in Iraq to receive Christmas gifts

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By Murcadha O Flaherty YOUNGSTERS in Iraq whose lives were turned upside down by Daesh (ISIS) will each receive a Christmas present – thanks to a leading Catholic charity. Aid to the Church in Need will be distributing up to 15,000 parcels, not only to displaced children in Erbil, the capital of Kurdish northern Iraq,…

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Iraqi Christians celebrate in town retaken from Islamic State

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Iraqi Christians celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday in the town of Qaraqosh that was previously occupied for three years by jihadists of the Islamic State group Agence France-Presse, Qaraqosh Iraqi Christian attend an Easter mass at the Mar Shimoni church in the town of Bartalla…

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Iraqi Christians celebrate in town retaken from Daesh

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Agence France Presse QARAQOSH, Iraq: Iraqi Christians celebrated the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday in the town of Qaraqosh that was previously occupied for three years by extremists of Daesh (ISIS). The bell tower of the church of the Immaculate Conception is still scarred by war, but its…

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The plight of the Chaldean Catholic Church

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by Father Joseph Pope Francis recently met with representatives from the Chaldean Church encouraging them to be vehicles to peace and unity in their region. Addressing the Synod of the Chaldeans which took place in Rome Oct. 4-8, Pope Francis said, “I exhort you to work tirelessly as builders of unity.”…

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Lebanese priest discusses the threats to Christianity

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KARRIS GOLDEN For the Courier WATERLOO — Left unchecked, Christian populations could be erased from the Holy Land, according to a Maronite Catholic priest from the region. The Rev. Emanuel Nakhle spoke recently at the Waterloo Rotary Club, describing current events through political, historical, social and religious lenses.…

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Mike Pence meets with Iraqi archbishop to discuss US aid to persecuted Christians

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Jardine Malado (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)Vice President Mike Pence speaks at U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., August 22, 2017. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil on Monday to discuss the needs of Iraqi Christians who are looking to rebuild their homes and communities.…

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The plight of the Chaldean Catholic Church

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by Father Joseph D. Wallace Pope Francis recently met with representatives from the Chaldean Church encouraging them to be vehicles to peace and unity in their region. Addressing the Synod of the Chaldeans which took place in Rome Oct. 4-8, Pope Francis said, “I exhort you to work tirelessly as builders of unity.”…

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Trump Wants To Deport Iraqi Christians—Even If It’s A Death Sentence

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By Carlos Ballesteros President Donald Trump’s ongoing immigration crackdown has now led to a “death sentence” for some more than a thousand undocumented Christian Iraqis who are being deported back to a homeland they’ve never known by a president who said he would protect Christian minorities across the Muslim world.…

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U.S. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE TROUBLED BY PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS

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Hellenic News by Hellenic News WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Violence arising from religious intolerance is a huge global problem,” U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross pointed out at the opening session of the three-day International Conference on Religious Freedom in the nation’s capital Monday night.…

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Refugees learn literacy through unique circus program

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Sabine Brix A new children’s story book illustrated by refugee children who are participants of Westside Circus’ Pages Fly program will be launched at Roxburgh Rise Primary School. Image: Three to five-year-old participants at Roxburgh Rise Primary School and their families. Photo by Samara Clifford.…

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Pence meets with Iraqi archbishop ahead of Middle East trip

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US Vice President Mike Pence. Credit: Gina Santa Maria/Shutterstock. Archbishop Bashar Warda. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Washington D.C., Dec 4, 2017 / 05:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda of Erbil on Monday for a “substantial discussion” on the needs of persecuted Christians and other religious…

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