Aleppo’s Melkite archbishop looks to rebuild city from the ashes

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By Catholic News Agency Banner easter attack on christians in aleppo syria credit melkite archdiocese of aleppo syria cna 5 14 15 Immaculate heart radio square 300×250 After the Syrian city of Aleppo lost over half its Christian population during the conflict among government forces and various rebel groups, its Melkite archbishop is…

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Christian Genocide In Iraq: The Patriarch’s Plea

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Photo of Kenneth Timmerman President, Foundation for Democracy in Iran Once again, Christians are fleeing Iraq. But this time, it’s not because they are under attack from the jihadi extremists who have terrorized their communities for the past fourteen years. It’s not even because of ISIS, which physically occupied the Nineveh…

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Courage to live peacefully in Iraq

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By Murcadha O Flaherty A SENIOR Iraqi bishop has urged the faithful to support Christian families returning home after being driven out of their towns and villages by jihadist group Daesh (ISIS). Syriac Catholic Archbishop Petros Mouche spoke to leading Catholic charity, Aid to the…

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By Rudaw Mithal al-Alusi leads Iraq’s Ummah Party. Photo: AP BAGHDAD, Iraq—Iraqi Sunni politician and leader of the Ummah Party Mithal al-Alusi says that Iraq has failed its people and that the Kurds are justified in their quest for separation and the establishment of a state of their own.…

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UNHCR Iraq steps up help to families in Mosul

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UNHCR, the United Nations’ Refugee Agency, has been stepping up its help in Iraq for families inside Mosul, including thousands who have recently returned to the city after fleeing the fighting. UNHCR, and its partner, Human Appeal, have already distributed shelter kits to more…

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Don’t forget the Yazidis: To avoid the next genocide, remember the last

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Iraq’s religious minority were deliberately targeted for extermination Tom Holland (Photo: Getty) As the floodwaters subsided, the Ark drifted across northern Iraq. Finally, with a crunching jolt, it hit dry land. Its timbers had scraped the peak of a mountain range called Sinjar. Water began to pour in. Fortunately, a black serpent, its coils as…

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Fipronil in your breakfast- eggs & honey?

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The scandal over contaminated eggs in European countries is growing. To protect customers from the toxic Fipronil, some food discounters started already pulling out all eggs from the shelves. But what about other foodstuffs like mayonnaise, pancakes and pasta, or salads containing eggs? The Netherlands Food and Consumer Products…

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Bishop speaks about Nigeria Church attack

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• Armed men open fire, 13 dead and 26 wounded • Pope Francis sends message of condolence By Marta Petrosillo AFTER armed men opened fire on Massgoers in Nigeria – leaving 13 people dead – the…

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People returning ‘in huge numbers’ to Nineveh region

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by Ellen Teague The evidence of Iraq’s shrinking Christian population was shown recently by the news of the Vatican ordering the closure of eight churches in Baghdad People returning ‘in huge numbers’ to Nineveh region The Iraqi Ministry for Migration and Internal Mobility has reported that more than…

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Pope names new bishop for Chaldean eparchy of San Diego

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Ordinations in Ankawa. Credit: Stivan Shany. by Elise Harris Vatican City, Aug 9, 2017 / 04:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has named Bishop Emanuel Hana Shaleta as head the eparchy of Saint Peter Apostle of San Diego of the Chaldeans, pulling him from his prior…

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Iraq steps up efforts to restore lost heritage at ancient Nimrud

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An Iraqi army soldier walks among historic ruins destroyed by Islamic State militants in the Assyrian city of Nimrud, south of Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 16, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Ari Jalal) Iraqi authorities announced last month that UNESCO has started the first stage of the restoration of the ancient city of Nimrud, which is located on…

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Whisky returns to Ya Hala pub as Islamic State retreats

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Ruined buildings amid the rubble of Mosul’s old city. Louise Callaghan The glasses clinked and the ­whisky flowed. Pop music played over the sound of singing from the Ya Hala bar’s customers. They had a lot to celebrate — and even more to forget. Not long ago, this pub in the Christian town of Qaraqosh,…

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Thieves rob, assault elderly Christian woman in her home in Baghdad

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G.H. Renaud G.H. Renaud | Thieves rob, assault elderly Christian woman in her home in Baghdad An elderly Christian woman was robbed by thieves. (Photos circulated on Facebook) Iraq Christians Baghdad Persecution Iraqi Christians ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – An elderly Christian woman was assaulted by…

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