Monthly Archives: December 2007

Christians in Basra told not to celebrate

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By LEILA FADEL AND ALI AL-BASRI / McClatchy Newspapers The Christian archbishop of Basra on Tuesday canceled the celebration of Christmas in that southern city to protest the deaths of a brother and sister, both Christians, as bombings and mayhem struck at cities throughout Iraq.…

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Baghdad’s refugee rockers

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By Sarah Rainsford /BBC News, Ankara After fleeing the violence in Iraq, the struggling band Acrassicauda has found a home in Turkey.…

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Migration from southeast starts again

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A group of Christians who were forced to leave their homes in Beytüşşebap, Şırnak, near the border with Iraq, in 1988 due to an escalation in acts of terrorism have once again decided to abandon their homes and move to Belgium.…

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Iraq’s new cardinal holds first mass

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ARBIL, Iraq (AFP) — Prelate Emmanuel III Delly has held his first mass since being made a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI, drawing an overflowing crowd to a small church in northern Iraq.…

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Christians in Iraq: More Than Survivors

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By Heather Sells / CBN News CBNNews.com – The war in Iraq had a devastating impact on Christians there. Saddam Husseins’s regime held Islamic radicals at bay, and since his fall, Chrsitians have been under attack by those extremists.…

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