Monthly Archives: January 2010

Syria’s last speakers of Jesus’s mother tongue

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Kevin Rushby explores the ancient souks of Aleppo before heading south to meet the villagers of Malula – the last living speakers of Aramaic Getting there information Read more about Kevin’s trip to Syria in tomorrow’s Guardian Travel…

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Iraqi Christians face desperate poverty

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 A leading Iraqi bishop has spoken out against the miserable living conditions of Christians who have fled to the Kurdish north, saying that the crisis is sparking yet another mass exodus of people determined to “leave the country for good.” Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk told Catholic charity Aid to the…

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Car bomb explodes in Bartella

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Ankawa.com-Bartella/ Exclusive The sources of ankawa.com site in Bartella town reported that a car bomb exploded before short time today, the 4th of January 2010, near the town market.…

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No Cheer for Iraqi Christians

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By SAM DAGHER Eros Hoagland for The New York Times Iraqi Christians attend the last Sunday Mass before Christmas at St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church in Baghdad.…

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Iraq’s Holy Innocents

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[John F. Cullinan] Spare a thought — and perhaps also a prayer — for Iraq’s beleaguered Christians, who yesterday observed the somber Feast of the Holy Innocents. Perhaps nowhere else…

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