Monthly Archives: October 2009

Body of kidnapped Christian businessman discovered in Iraq

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Baghdad- Iraqi police on Monday found the body of a Christian businessman who was kidnapped three days ago in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, security sources said. According to the sources, the body of Emad Elia was found in the al-Hai al-Askari neigbourhood of Kirkuk. There were gunshots and knife wounds on his body.…

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Christians in Iraq fearing more violence

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Archbishop Louis Sako The kidnapping and death of a Christian health worker in Iraq’s Kirkuk is worrying the Christians in the area and is contributing to the exodus of Christians from the country, said the city’s Archbishop Louis Sako.…

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Iraq Christian leader denounces latest attacks

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By YAHYA BARZANJI ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER   People carry the coffin of Imad Elia, 45, an Arab Christian, in Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. Elia’s death is the latest in ongoing violence that has forced thousands of Christians to leave Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.…

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Assyrian Woman at the Forefront of Community Activism

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Representing herself was the Chicago Assyrian woman at the fourth consecutive breast cancer walk, Assyrians Walk for Hope ~ To Cure Breast Cancer. Nothing could take away from the smiling faces and enthusiasm that ran across the camaraderie of the women, and a few men, all from different age groups, joined by a single notion,…

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Participants in Synod of Bishops for Africa

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VATICAN CITY, OCT. 4, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here is the list of participants of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, which began today in Rome. * * * A. LIST OF SYNODAL FATHERS ACCORDING TO THE LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION…

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The kidnapping of Christian citizen in Kirkuk and the presidency of the Bishopric of Kirkuk issued an appeal calling for the release of the kidnapped

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Ankawa.com – Kirkuk – Exclusive A reliable source told the site of Ankawa.com that one of our Chaldean Syriac Assyrian sons in Kirkuk, his name is Imad Elia Abdel Karim, was kidnapped on Friday night, the 2nd of October 2009 by an unknown group after they shot him. Imad Elia is 55 years old, married…

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Eastern Catholic church heads meet Pope

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Eastern Catholic Patriarchs and Major Archbishops with Pope Benedict and senior Vatican officials. Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil presenting stamps and cShevlin KOCHI: For the first time in the history of the Catholic Church, a meeting took place recently of all the Patriarchs and Major Archbishops of the Eastern Churches at Castel…

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