Monthly Archives: March 2008

Lebanon Chaldean Church decries Iraq kidnap

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Chaldean Church in Lebanon united denunciation calls against the kidnap of Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Paulos Faraj Rahho and the killing of his three bodyguards. Beirut Chaldean Archbishopric held a news conference attended by a number of…

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Iraqi Christians are defenseless, says top clergyman

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By Kareem Zair / Azzaman, March 5, 2008 Iraqi Christians are target of oppression from religious militias and despite their suffering there is no one to defend them, said Patriarch Amaneul Dali, the head of the Chaldean Catholic community in Iraq.…

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IRAQ: RANSOM DEADLINE FOR ARCHBISHOP TODAY

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Clergyman’s captors raise demand to $2.5 million, add ‘impossible’ conditions. ISTANBUL, March 6 (Compass Direct News) – Kidnappers have set today as the ransom deadline for the release of an Iraqi Archbishop abducted last week, a church…

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Fears grow for kidnapped archbishop

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FEARS for the life of the Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, captured by gunmen last week, were growing on Wednesday after negotiators had still not heard from him after five days.…

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Iraqi Christians cling to last, waning refuges

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By Sam Dagher The bullets lay on the desk amid Bibles and rosaries. They’re for two pistols owned by Father Ayman Danna. “The only solution left for our people is to bear arms. We either live or die. We must…

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Violence escalates for Christians in Iraq

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John Eibner, who heads a worldwide Christian human rights group, says although the U.S.-led military surge is reducing violence overall in Iraq, the situation for Christians is still tense and dangerous.…

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Appeal for the Release of Chaldean Archbishop

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Vatican Radio (06 Mar 08 – RV) A Delegation of the Signatories of the Open Letter, “A Common Word”, addressed to Pope Benedict XVI and signed by 138 Muslim scholars concluded a two-day meeting with a Delegation representing the Pontifical Council for Inter-…

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Iraqi Christians are defenseless, says top clergyman

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By Kareem Zair / Azzaman, March 5, 2008 Iraqi Christians are target of oppression from religious militias and despite their suffering there is no one to defend them, said Patriarch Amaneul Dali, the head of the Chaldean Catholic community in Iraq.…

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