Monthly Archives: May 2009

Tony Adwar Shaweel ,was martyred after kidnapping

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Tony Adwar Shaweel ,was martyred after kidnapping on Sunday 3/5/2009. His body was found in a district near Roofya area of Akra. Tony was kidnapped by unknown groups asking for ransom of 50000 Dollar. A medical source stated to Ankawa.com correspondence in Mosul that the body was…

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Tony Blair has helped destroy one of the oldest Churches on earth

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Posted By: Ed West at Tags:View More Assyrians, Crusaders, george bush, Iraq, Iraqi Christians, Tony Blair If George Bush and Tony Blair were “crusaders”, as Muslims insist, then they were the worst in history. Worst, that is, as in the most ineffective. What other Crusade has resulted in the Christian population of a country being…

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Pope Celebrates Mass in Jordan

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By RACHEL DONADIO AMMAN, Jordan — Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday urged Christians in the Middle East to “have the courage” to stay faithful to their Christian roots in order to “build new bridges” to fight extremism. Ettore Ferrari/European Pressphoto Agency…

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Pope Benedict XVI issues plea for Middle East Christians

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Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass with tens of thousands of worshippers from the dwindling Christian churches of the Middle East today, urging them to maintain their presence in region. By Richard Spencer in Amman Pope Benedict XVI addresses Muslim leaders at King Hussein Bin Talal mosque in…

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Pope urges Middle East Christians to persevere

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By VICTOR L. SIMPSON – AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI urged Middle East Christians Sunday to persevere in their faith despite hardships threatening their ancient communities, addressing a crowd of 20,000 people who filled a sports stadium where he celebrated the first open-air Mass of his Holy Land pilgrimage.…

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Pope celebrates mass in sports stadium in Jordan

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating an open air mass in a sports stadium in the Jordanian capital. Catholics from across the Middle East are attending the service. As many as 20,000 people turned up at the stadium in Amman on the third day of…

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Saddam’s Babylon Palace Now Open To Public

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by Quil Lawrence Karim Kadim For less than a dollar, ordinary Iraqis can visit Saddam Hussein’s gutted palace near the ancient site of Babylon. AP Bullit Marquez A Polish soldier checks his armored personnel carrier just outside the palace in 2003. AP…

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IRAQ and the Destruction of the Mandaean Religion

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By Lee Jay Walker Tokyo Correspondent – The Seoul Times Mandaeans — Mandaeans exchanging a ritual handshake or kuÅ¡á¹­a: Mandaeism is a monotheistic religion with a strongly dualistic worldview. Its adherents, the Mandaeans, revere Adam, Abel, Seth, Enosh, Noah, Shem, Aram and especially John the Baptist.…

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Pope celebrates Vespers, encourages Eastern Christians to give witness

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Pope Benedict leaving the Cathedral of St. GeorgeAmman, Jordan, (CNA).- Shouts of “Viva el Papa” and “Benedicto” rung out in the Greek Melkite Cathedral of St. George in Amman as Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Vespers on Saturday evening. He challenged Eastern Catholics to continue resolutely testifying to the faith.…

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Pope Urges World to Protect Iraqi Christians

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By VOA News Pope Benedict takes the stand as Prince Ghazi bin Mohammed leaves at Amman’s King Hussein Bin Talal mosque, 09 May 2009 Pope Benedict has urged the world to make efforts to protect Iraq’s Christian minority.…

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urges world to protect Iraq Christians(AFP)

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AMMAN – Pope Benedict XVI urged the world to make every effort to protect Iraq’s Christian minority in a speech on Saturday to Muslim leaders in neighbouring Jordan. Among his audience in Amman’s huge Al-Hussein Mosque was Patriarch Emmanuel III Delly, head of the Chaldean Church, Iraq’s largest Christian denomination, who…

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Iraqi Suffering: The Untold Story

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 Video San Diego County is home to the second largest Iraqi population in the country. Most are Christians, Chaldean Iraqis who fled from Saddam Hussein’s regime. But a flood of refugees has emigrated here since the Iraq War began, and many have heartbreaking stories.…

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Pope expresses respect for Islam in Jordan

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By VICTOR L. SIMPSON AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI expressed deep respect for Islam Friday and said he hopes the Catholic Church can play a role in Mideast peace as he began his first trip to the region, where he hopes to improve frayed ties with Muslims.…

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Pope to be ‘pilgrim of peace’ in Middle East

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by Anne Thomas The Pope says he is visiting the Middle East as a “pilgrim of peace” and that he wants the visit to “bear much fruit” not only for Christians in the area but Jews and Muslims as well.…

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ARMENIAN PATRIARCH OF TURKEY RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL LEADER?

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By Harut Sassounian, Publisher, The California Courier A year ago, the 53-year-old Patriarch of Turkey, Mesrob Mutafyan, was unexpectedly diagnosed with a debilitating and apparently incurable illness. His official duties were assumed on a temporary basis by Archbishop Aram Ateshian, 55, and Archbishop Shahan Svajian, 83.…

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Don’t flee Kirkuk, Iraqi Christians are urged

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by Gerald Butt Middle East Correspondent Ominous? The body of one of the three Christians murdered in Kirkuk is carried into a church there a fortnight ago CHRISTIAN families living in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk have been urged to remain there, despite the murder of three members of the minority community last week.…

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UN alters its Iraq refugee guidelines

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Still recommends asylum for all ethnic and religious minorities By Adam Ashton aashton@modbee.com The head of a United Nations refugee program in Iraq says the country is increasingly safe, but he continues to recommend that Western countries grant asylum to ethnic and religious minorities — such as Assyrian and Chaldean Christians — who have fled…

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