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The Search and a Graveyard Visit

Yusuf Begtas In a world where everything is in a state of change and transformation, nothing can stay the same. Nothing can be the same. For this reason, each person’s perception of life and self as well as their search is different. In the same way, the search for meaning is also unique to each…

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‘Five minutes to zero hour’

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By John Newton A PRIEST grappling with Lebanon’s crisis has appealed for action to safeguard the future of the country’s ancient Christian community ahead of tomorrow’s historic meeting between the Pope and Church leaders.…

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ACN praises bishop who set up refugee lifeline

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By John Newton A CATHOLIC charity has offered a heartfelt tribute of thanks on the retirement of a Lebanese bishop who has spearheaded an aid programme that has come to the rescue of thousands of refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict.…

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Parliament of Australia passing Assyrian motion.

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In a historic and unprecedented move at the request of the Assyrian National Council-Australia (ANC), the Australian House of Representatives passed a lengthy and comprehensive motion without objection recognizing the Assyrian people are the original and the indigenous people of Iraq. The motion goes on calling on Iraqi…

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Pray that peace will hold in the Holy Land

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By Fionn Shiner THE international president of a leading Catholic charity has expressed sorrow at the violence that has killed more than 242 people in the Holy Land as well as hope that the ceasefire struck early today (Friday, 21st May) will hold.…

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Nine Syriac Christian Churches Recommended to UNESCO

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Turkey (International Christian Concern) –  Nine churches and monasteries in Tur Abdin, Mardin have been added to a tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage. Tur Abdin was mostly comprised of Syriac Christians until the last century and remains a prominent Christian site.…

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With the escalation of confrontations in occupied Jerusalem The Middle East Council of Churches renews its call to lift the occupation of the Palestinian people

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With the escalation of confrontations in Jerusalem and the dangerous course that developments in the Holy Land are taking, the Middle East Council of Churches issued a statement in which it considered that the violent events raging in occupied Palestine, which are still increasing in intensity daily, are nothing but an inevitable result of…

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The Assyrian Universal Alliance letter to Mr. Erdogan president of Turkey

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May 6, 2021 Honorable Recep Tayyip Erdogan  President of the Republic of TurkeyCumhurbaskanhg1 Kulliyesi 96560 Bestepe-Ankara, Turkey  Hon. President Erdogan: It is with much regret that it is brought to our attention the fate of an Assyrian monk, known as Father Sefer (Aho) Bileçen. Reportedly, he is charged and convicted to…

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Iraqi Government Seeks to Address Pope’s Concerns

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Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  Following the papal visit to Iraq in early March, the Iraqi government has reportedly appointed an inter-ministerial committee tasked with addressing suggestions and concerns of the Pope. Primarily, these recommendations include fixing issues of security, economic development and…

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Iraq Papal Visit Leaves Region Hopeful

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Syria (International Christian Concern) –  Following the papal visit to Iraq, Syrian Christians and church leaders expressed their desire and hope for a visit from Pope Francis as well. The historic trip to Iraq, marking the first time a pope has visited the country, sent a message of hope to the whole region.…

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3000 Year-old wall destroyed in Nineveh, Iraq

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The wall is reportedly being knocked down to allow for road building in the city.The ancient Nineveh wall is facing destruction. (TAW)BAGHDAD–While Assyrians around the world are currently preparing to celebrate their Assyrian ancestors’ tradition of Akitu or the Assyrian New Year, an ancient Assyrian…

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