Monthly Archives: May 2010

New wave of Iraqi refugees finds a haven

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BY PATRICIA ANSTETT and STEVE NEAVLING FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS Nick Najjar waited 23 years to see his sister freed from the violence of Iraq. Gliding down the escalator at Metro Airport last month, 54-year-old Intesar Najjar…

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Iraq: Christians bemoan targetted killings

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After a recent bomb blast and gun attack in Iraq that targeted Christian students, a local bishop has criticized the government for failing to protect Christians, who are suffering from a series of violent attacks by terrorist groups.…

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Larijani meets Assyrian, Chaldean representatives

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Tehran Times Political Desk TEHRAN – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani met with the representative of the Assyrian and Chaldean Christian communities in Majlis on Saturday. The secretary generals of the Union of Assyrians in Asia, Europe and the United…

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The Vatican Addresses its Middle Eastern Problem

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Roland Flamini When Pope Benedict XVI goes to Cyprus on June 4-6, at stake will be the future of Christianity in the Middle East. The Cyprus visit will be the occasion for a preliminary meeting of bishops and patriarchs from the Coptic, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac…

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KRG condemns Mosul attacks on Christians

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Fuad Hussein, the Kurdistan Region President’s Chief of Staff visited Erbil’s Jimhuri Hospital, which had received a number of the Christian victims. Kurdistan govt condemned a weekend attack on Christian students offers support to victims…

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Ecumenism, Collaboration Key for Middle East

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VATICAN CITY, MAY 3, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The pre-synodal council for the Special Assembly for the Middle East is underlining the urgency of a convinced ecumenical commitment and respectful collaboration with Jews and Muslims.…

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Attack on Iraqi Students Kills 1, Wounds 80

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Two separate bombs exploded along the road leading into the northern Iraqi city of Mosul Sunday killing at least one person and wounding at least 80 others. The bombs exploded near buses carrying Christian students who were travelling to Mosul…

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Attack Highlights Unrelenting Plight of Iraq’s Christians

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By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor Medics in a hospital in Irbil tend to a victim of a bomb attack that targeted Christians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, May 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed) (CNSNews.com) – Iraq’s embattled Christian minority came under attack…

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A CRY FOR HELP AND JUSTICE FOR THE ASSYRIANS OF IRAQ

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May 2, 2010 – The Assyrian Universal Alliance strongly condemns the cowardly attacks against buses carrying Christian Assyrian university students from their city of Qaraqosh (Baghdida), 40km east of Mosul, to the University of Mosul. A car bomb…

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