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Priest says Chaldeans in northern Iraq face uncertainty in return to homes

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By Dennis Sadowski • Catholic News Service • Posted July 18, 2019 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Chaldean Christians in northern Iraq are determined to continue their 2,000-year-long mission despite the near-deadly blow inflicted by Islamic State forces and new challenges from nongovernment militias, said a priest ministering in the region.…

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For Card Sako, US-Iran tensions threaten papal visit to Iraq

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The patriarch is concerned about the escalation between Washington and Tehran. A conflict would precipitate the situation across the Middle East. As Iraqi Christians and Muslims look forward to the apostolic journey, the latter remains uncertain, whilst confusion and suffering affect the country.…

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Chaldean synod welcomes laity for first time

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A new paragraph has appeared in the invitation received by the bishops of the Chaldean Church to their next synod. “I encourage each of you to choose one or two laypeople, of either sex, from your diocese to participate in the meetings of the first two days of the 2019 Synod,” wrote Cardinal Louis Sako,…

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