Monthly Archives: January 2010

Targeting Iraqi Christians ongoing in Mosul

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 08:58 GMT  Targeting Iraqi Christians in Mosul is ongoing. After killing Chaldean Saad Abdullah Youssef on Sunday, an unemployed married man with four children, police reported that gunmen in a black Opel raided the store of Amjad Hamid Abdul Ahad in Al Sidiq District, northern Mosul, and shot him dead.…

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Assyrian memorial issue referred to state ombudsman in Australia

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A decision by a council in western Sydney to approve a monument commemorating an alleged Assyrian genocide despite opposition from the Turkish community and Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has been referred to the state of New South Wales’ ombudsman, news reports said.…

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The Christians of St.Thomas in London

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By: Robert Ewan  Historical Overview The Chaldeans are a continuation of all the indigenous people of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq); they are amongst the early Christians of the world. They embraced Christianity at the hands of St. Thomas the apostle in his journey to India during the…

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Genocide monument actions referred to ombudsman

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ERIK JENSEN Diplomatic row . . . a model of the controversial sculpture marking the contested Assyrian genocide, with its artist, Lewis Batros. Photo: Dallas Kilponen THE actions of Fairfield Council have been referred to the NSW Ombudsman after it approved a monument to the contested World War I Assyrian genocide last month,…

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Projects accomplished by Lina Yakubova and the crew within 2009.

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CHANTS FROM THE EAST: The Liturgical Music of the Assyrian Church of the East CDs issued in May, 2009 The present collection of liturgical chants and hymns of the Assyrian Church of the East is of interest not only to the modern enthusiast of ecclesiastical musicology but also to the annoncment.pdf demo_mp4.mp4…

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Last hostage confirmed dead, says Andrew White

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 Lingering hopes that the last hostage Alan McMenemy might still be alive have ended with the latest dispatch from unofficial negotiator, the Anglican cleric and vicar of Baghdad Canon Andrew White. After being told by the Charity Commission to cease his involvement in hostage situations, which he did as president of of the Foundation…

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Thousands of Iraqi Refugees Overwhelm Arab Community Service Agencies in Detroit

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Iraqi refugees. (Photo: Chaldean Federation of America) By Martina Guzmán, FI2W contributor Prior to 2006, strict immigration policies didn’t allow refugees fleeing the violence in Iraq to enter the United States. In 2007, a more lenient “open door” policy was implemented, allowing thousands of Iraqis –15,000 in 2009 alone– to settle in the…

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Assyrian monument designer explains the art of suffering

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THE 4.5m-high monument for Assyrian victims of genocide is a work of art for Lewis Batros. The Bossley Park sculptor designed the memorial, which has been approved by Fairfield Council for the park on the corner of Elizabeth Drive and Smithfield Rd.…

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FM pledges support for training of Syriac clergy

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FULYA ÖZERKAN ANKARA/MARDIN – Hürriyet Daily News Mardin and Diyarbakır Archbishop Saliba Özmen has met with FM Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu in Mardin over the weekend. ‘The foreign minister has approached our needs positively. I am optimistic that we’ll resolve our problems together,’ Özmen tells the Daily News…

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FULYA ÖZERKAN MARDIN – Hürriyet Daily News Foreign Minister Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu on his Mardin visit. (DHA) Foreign Minister Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu toured the southeastern city of Mardin as part of a brand-new strategy to explain Turkey’s foreign policy throughout the country, especially in long-neglected Anatolia.…

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BISHOP YOUSSEF IBRAHIM SARRAF

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BY: ROBERT EWAN Bishop Youssef Ibrahim Sarraf was the second Roman Catholic bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Cairo, Egypt.Born in Cairo on 5th October 1940.Since his early days of childhood he felt the call to priesthood running within his veins. He attended the Jesuit-run primary school of the Holly Family and after completing…

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ACERO New Year Update – January 2010

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Dear Supporter We are delighted to be able to send you pictures taken from the recent Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation (ACERO) Children’s New Year Party, which was held in Damascus, Syria on Saturday 2 January 2010.…

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The Chaldean Catholic Archdiocese of Kirkuk, Iraq, for the first time in memory canceled Christmas Masses because of insecurity and attacks against Christians. •

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In a statement on Dec. 23, Federico Lombardi, S.J., argued that Jewish groups should not see Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to advance the sainthood cause of Pope Pius XII as a “hostile act.” • The FBI’s report on hate crime statistics for 2008, released in late November, showed that the majority of hate crimes in…

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