Monthly Archives: April 2008

School director killed driving to church

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Iraq (MNN) ― Gunmen speeding past Father Youssef Adel shot and killed him, according to a news report from Voice of the Martyrs Canada. The shooting happened two weeks ago, shortly before noon, as Adel was on his way to church from Karradah, Baghdad. He had received threats before in an attempt to get him…

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Iraqi fled to metro Detroit, tells story

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WASHINGTON — Saying she was arrested in the 1990s because her brother fled Iraq and was assaulted repeatedly during three months in captivity, Julet Yousef of Sterling Heights told her story in the nation’s capital Tuesday.…

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Iraq: peace to arise from blood of slain priest

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Cardinal Leonardo Sandri of the Congregation for Oriental Churches celebrated a Mass in memory of the slain Monsignor Faraj Rahho of Iraq. While he was “taken by violent hands and hearts, he sowed the word of God”, said Sandri. Almost a month after Mgr Faraj Rahho, Chaldean bishop of Mosul, was found dead, a prayer…

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Group urges aid for persecuted Iraqi Christians

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Jennifer Green, The Ottawa Citizen OTTAWA – So many Iraqi Christians have been kidnapped, murdered and driven from their homes that an advocacy group is urging Canada to rescue them and let them relocate here as refugees.…

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Christian Iraqis Can’t Leave Jordan

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Christian refugees who lost everything when they fled their homeland in Iraq now face a new hurdle on their way to a new life. They are being told by the United States government that their refugee applications has been denied because they have provided “material support” to terrorists.…

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Deputy visits the Assyrian Associations Holland.

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BY: GEORGE HANNA ENSCHEDE On wednesday 9th of april, Deputy of the Province Overijssel in Holland, Gert Ranter, visited the Assyrian associations. In the Assyrian Mesopotamian Association centre in Enschede a cultural program was presented to the dutch politician.…

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Assyrians Celebrate New Year

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As Assyrians celebrated their new year in Syria last week, an organisation representing this Christian minority expressed concern about attacks on members of their community in Iraq and called for more rights inside their own country.…

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CASCA Participates in Inaugural Reception for House Caucus on Religious Minorities in the Middle East

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Event to focus on the challenges facing Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East    (Washington, DC) –   On Tuesday April 15, Members of the Chaldean Assyrian Syriac Council of America (CASCA) will join Caucus Chairmen, Representative Anna Eshoo (D, CA) and Representative Frank Wolf (R, VA) at the Inaugural Reception for the…

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Journalist Asks Bush to Protect Iraqi Christians

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On the eve of the Pope’s visit to the U.S., journalist Raymond Arroyo has taken President Bush to task for his policy toward the plight of Christians in Iraq. Arroyo, anchor of the show, “The World Over,” has aggressively questioned Bush about some of the issues we raised in a recent column. The entire interview…

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