Monthly Archives: June 2007

Finally Father Hani is free

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ankawa.com After he was kidnapped for 11 days, father Hani Ablahad, who is the parish priest of God’s wisdom church in Slekh, was released by his kidnappers on Sunday 17th of June.  The…

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Demonstrations and actions by our people around the Globe

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Kamil Kunda -Melborne Very tragic attacks took place lately against Iraqi Christians, who are known as indigenous people of Iraq (Mesopotamia).  The attacks which mainly took place in capital Baghdad and second biggest city in Iraq Mousel sparked a wave of condemnation and anger amongst whole community Muslims and Christians alike. …

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Iraqi Priest Still Missing One Week After Kidnapping

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ISTANBUL, June 13 – Iraqi church leaders continue to hope for the release of a priest kidnapped exactly one week ago, even as the number of threats against Christian families in the Iraqi capital tops 1,000, church sources said. Fr. Hani Abdel Ahad and four young men from his church were…

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Bush and Benedict: First meeting

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By Andrea Kirk Assaf  George W. Bush is used to taking center stage, regularly passing from meeting to meeting at a hectic pace to carry out an ambitious agenda. But after a flurry of intense meetings last week with the leaders of the world’s most powerful nations at the G8 meeting in Germany, which Bush…

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Iraqi Christians Mourn Deaths Of Priest And Other Believers

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BosNewsLife) Iraqi Christians are mourning the deaths of a Catholic priest and his three assistants who were gunned down by Islamic militants over the weekend, shortly after another Christian couple working for the US embassy was reportedly killed, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, June 5.…

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More violent assaults on Iraqi Christians

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Baghdad, Jun. 7, 2007 (CWNews.com) – Islamic militants stormed one Catholic church, killing security guards, and vandalized another church in Baghdad, according to a Vatican Radio report.Several guards were reportedly killed in the assault on the parish church of St. John the Baptist in Baghdad on June 6. In a separate attack on the same…

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More violent assaults on Iraqi Christians

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Baghdad, Jun. 7, 2007 (CWNews.com) – Islamic militants stormed one Catholic church, killing security guards, and vandalized another church in Baghdad, according to a Vatican Radio report.Several guards were reportedly killed in the assault on the parish church of St. John the Baptist in Baghdad on June 6. In a separate attack on the same…

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Insurgent group threatening Christians

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By HANNAH ALLAM and LEILA FADEL McClatchy Newspapers McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE/HANNAH ALLAM Madeline Shukr Yusuf, a 74-year-old Iraqi Christian, grabbed her rosary and prayer book before fleeing Baghdad several days ago. She now lives with other Christian refugees in the Syrian capital, Damascus.…

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Pope asks Bush about plight of Iraqi Christians

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Pope asks Bush about plight of Iraqi Christians Jun 10, 2007 04:30 AM ROME–U.S. President George W. Bush says he and Pope Benedict XVI discussed the plight of Iraq’s minority Christians in private talks yesterday.The Pope “did express deep concern about the Christians inside Iraq,” Bush told reporters after his private audience with the pontiff.“I…

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