Monthly Archives: July 2007

Iraqi Christians find sanctuary in Istanbul

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By Thomas Grove ISTANBUL, July 17 (Reuters) – Every Sunday the basement chapel of one of Istanbul’s largest churches echoes to the sound of slow chanting in Aramaic, the ancient language spoken by Jesus.…

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Christians Crucified In Iraq, Dutch MP Says

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AMSTERDAM/BAGHDAD/DAMASCUS (BosNewsLife)– Militants have crucified Christians in Iraq, including converts from Islam and people involved in “mixed marriages,” a senior Dutch parliamentarian has established.…

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Four Kidnapped Christians Released

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Four Chaldean Christians kidnapped a week ago are now free. The four hostages, all related to each other, were abducted July 4 about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Kirkuk, after…

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Christians face uncertain future in anarchic Iraq

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By Agence France Presse (AFP) BAGHDAD: “For the sake of our country, that life may return to Iraq and all its sons enjoy safety, peace and stability, amen.” With this nervous prayer of hope, 59 Iraqi boys and girls became full…

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My Last Thoughts About Iraq

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A majestic portfolio of thoughts from Iraqi poet Paul Batou, this volume stands as a gathering of Batou’s poems, essays, and reflections, each capturing an unforgettable…

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On the plains of Nineveh

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By Christopher Howse / Telegraph  Among the two million displaced people within Iraq are tens of thousands of Christians. Over the past three and half years, some 44 per cent of Iraqi refugees in Syria have been…

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