Monthly Archives: October 2008

Iraqi prelate sees political drive to eliminate Christians

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Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk, in an appeal issued through AsiaNews, has asked Christians throughout the world to call for stronger defense of the Christian minority in Iraq. The archbishop argues that a campaign of intimidation aimed at Christians is part of an overall political strategy. He notes: “The Iraqi…

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Life in Iraq like Way of the Cross

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VATICAN CITY (CNS): Iraq’s leading churchman said the situation in parts of his country remained “disastrous and tragic”, and he said Church leaders were risking their lives daily to proclaim the Gospel.…

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Christians facing even more trouble in Iraq

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Iraq (MNN) ― “I’m a afraid it’s actually getting worse.” That’s the word from President of Open Doors USA Carl Moeller in response to the persecution affecting Christians in Iraq. Last week we reported that the violence continues to escalate, forcing more Christians to leave Iraq.…

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In Jordan, prayers for the persecuted

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Suha Philip Ma’ayeh, Foreign Correspondent AMMAN // Iraqi Christians in Jordan have reacted with outrage and sadness over recent attacks on their community in the north of Iraq that killed at least 12 and forced nearly 10,000 to flee their homes this month.…

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UNHCR receiving Iraqi Christians in Syria

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 PMOrder reprints DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 22 (UPI) — The U.N. refugee agency Wednesday said it had ramped up its efforts in Syria to help Iraqi Christians who have fled the country amid targeted killings.…

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Mystery shrouds attacks on Iraq’s Christians

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MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – In a quiet neighborhood where pear trees and roses peep over garden walls, a shattered vase lies beside blocks of concrete and dust, all that is left of a Christian family’s home blown up this month.…

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UNHCR starts to help hundreds of Iraqi Christian refugees in

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Syria 22 Oct 2008 16:46:31 GMT Source: UNHCR Reuters and AlertNet are not responsible for the content of this article or for any external internet sites. The views expressed are the author’s alone.  QAMISHLI, Syria, October 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has begun helping…

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Iraqi Christians speak out about attacks

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By Haider Ajina NINEWA — Iraqi Christians displaced from Mosul said insurgent operations targeting them only indicted how frail the government and security agencies have become, accusing unnamed organizations of stirring sectarian sedition in the city. The claims were expressed as violence escalated by unidentified armed groups against Christians…

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100 join to highlight Iraqi Christians’ plight

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Demonstrators advocate for religious, ethnic freedoms by Meghan Walsh The Arizona Republic – The Arizona Republic About 100 people gathered in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday to advocate for the rights of Iraqi Christians and raise awareness about the religious and ethnic attacks occurring in the region.…

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Iraq: Few Christians returning to Mosul

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By HAMID AHMED – BAGHDAD (AP) — Few Iraqi Christians are returning to the restive city of Mosul despite government pledges of financial support and protection, officials said Wednesday.…

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Community help for Chaldeans

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By Monique Ebrington 21st October 2008 11:06:00 AM ——————————————————————————– TRADITIONAL dance, artwork, music and food will all be on display as Roxburgh Park gets set to host the state’s first Chaldean women’s festival next month.…

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Iraq Press Roundup

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By ALAA MAJEED (UPI Correspondent) The Iraqi Christian minority is the target of the latest wave of violence in the country. Thousands of Iraqi Christians fled their homes in Mosul and other northern cities. The daily Azzaman newspaper said Tuesday U.S.-inspired democracy only brought division and sowed hatred among the Iraqi people. The attacks on…

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Vatican demands more protection for Iraq Christians

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Source: Reuters  (Adds more quotes, dead archbishop, background) By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The Vatican on Tuesday called on the Iraqi government and human rights groups to do more to protect Christians in Mosul, where half of the minority community has fled after attacks and threats.…

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