Monthly Archives: January 2009

Iraqi Bishops in Rome: Don’t Forget Us

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Mideast Prelates Lament Media Silence ROME, (Zenit.org).- There is a “deafening silence” in the international community about the plight of Iraqi Christians, attest prelates from the wartorn country. The bishops, in Rome for their five-yearly meeting with the Pope, spoke with Vatican…

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Pope: Iraq’s Christians Full Citizens

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(24 Jan 09 – RV) Pope Benedict appealed to Iraqi authorities to defend the civil rights of Christians in Iraq. Saturday, asking them to protect the Christian community there from relentless violence. The bishops from the Chaldean Catholic Church, born in Iraq almost two thousand…

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CHALDEAN ARCHITECT AUTHORING “SADDAM AND CASE 21″”

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Dear staff of Ankawa; Please review and publish for information. Also, please include the link. www.ms-aia.com. The purpose of this e-mail is to let you know that my book that I have been working on for the past 10 years or so “SADDAM and CASE 21” is finally out.…

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Pontiff Urges Syriac Leader to Remember Diaspora

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New Patriarch Brings Ministry Experience From America VATICAN CITY, JAN. 23, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is mindful of Eastern Catholics living outside of their motherlands, and is asking the new patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians to help them protect their spiritual heritage.…

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Iraqi community welcomes new family

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By Alicia Ambrosio Special to The B.C. Catholic The international arrivals level of the Vancouver Airport was buzzing with activity one day two weeks before Christmas. Among the constant flow of people was a group of about 45 men, women, and children who had staked out seats, removed their jackets, and were passing out coffee.…

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New Syrian Catholic Patriarch comes from American diocese

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The head of a small American diocese has been elected leader of the worldwide Syrian Catholic Church. Pope Benedict XVI has recognized Patriarch Youssif III Younan of Antioch, who was elected by the Syrian Catholic Synod meeting in Rome this week. At a January 23 private audience with the Syrian Synod, the Holy Father granted…

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Christian monastery in Turkey fights to keep land

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By Ibon Villelabeitia MIDYAT, Turkey (Reuters) – In a remote village near the Turkish-Syrian border, a land dispute with neighboring villages is threatening the future of one of the world’s oldest functioning Christian monasteries.…

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Relations Between Religions and Cultures

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Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Tens of thousands of Armenians across Europe are preparing for a huge demonstration to take place in Berlin on Sunday — Women and married men are to play a bigger role in France’s Catholic Church — A private high school in Cologne takes special care of immigrant children —…

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Bishop says troops should be withdrawn when peace comes

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Rome, (CNA).- Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad, Shlemon Warduni, said this week, “Words are nice, but it is now time for action. Leaving Iraq ‘responsibly’ is possible but only by leaving it in peace and security,” he said in reference to statements by President Barack Obama during his inaugural address.…

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TURKEY: ANCIENT MONASTERY THREATENED

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Muslims’ legal action against 1,600-year-old structure called ‘malicious.’ ISTANBUL, (Compass Direct News) – Syriac Christians in southeastern Turkey say a land dispute over the historic Mor Gabriel Monastery is part of a larger system of discrimination against the religious minority in this overwhelmingly Islamic country.…

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Documentary on displaced Christian Iraqis in Ninewa

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NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: A documentary about the life of displaced Christian Iraqis after the 2003 invasion has been shot in Ninewa province, the Lebanese director of the film said on Thursday. “The documentary was shot in Krimlis village, Ninewa, in addition to a number of…

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Benedict discusses Iraq with Chaldean Bishops

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Pope Benedict XVI today received a delegation of Chaldean Catholic Bishops from the Church in Iraq, the USA and Australia. The group is part of a wider delegation including leaders of the Syriac Catholic Church who are here in Rome on the Ad Limina visit.…

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Barzani vows to work for “a more tolerant Ninewa”

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Mosul tribal leaders speak to Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani during their visit to Erbil on January 18. GLOBE PHOTO/Safin Hamed The Kurdish Globe Ninewa tribal leaders denounce establishment of Isnad militia Kurdistan President and Mosul tribal leaders agree to establish a closer partnership in the name of security.…

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Iraqi elections short-term security goal

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MOSUL, Iraq, Jan. 19 (UPI) — The short-term focus for U.S. military operations in Iraq is finding a security balance in the run-up to provincial elections Jan. 31, commanders say. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Caslen took over command responsibility Dec. 9 for…

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