Monthly Archives: October 2010

Iraqi refugees regret going home, UNHCR survey finds

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – A majority of Iraqi refugees who have returned from exile to Baghdad regret their decision, saying they face insecurity, a lack of jobs and inadequate health care, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.…

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Six Stories of Mideast Churches

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By Andrea Kirk Assaf ROME, OCT. 19, 2010 (Zenit.org).- St. Peter’s square these days is a particularly international meeting point. Amidst the throngs of ever-present tourists drawn…

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Most Holy Father,

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Your Eminences, Beatitudes and Excellencies,Fraternal Delegates of the Sister Churches and Ecclesial Communities, Dear Sisters and Brothers, Auditors, Experts, Invited Guests and Assistants,…

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Peace would stem exodus, say Iraqi Christians

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PADDY AGNEW PEACE AND security in Iraq represents the only sure way to stop a wave of emigration that has seen the country’s Christian community fall from an estimated 1.5 million in the 1980s to about 400,000 today, according to a group of Iraqi Christians…

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Cheese puffs an old favourite

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SHEMIRAN Younan has been cooking her ricotta puff recipe for 50 years. It was so long ago that details of the recipe’s origins have become hazy and it has since evolved to suit her tastes…

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Synod focus on rights of Christians in Middle East

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The rights of Christian minorities in the Middle East, and especially in Iraq, were in focus as the Synod of Bishops continued its discussions in plenary sessions on October 14 and 15. “Churches and minority religions in the Middle East must not be subject to…

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A Messageto the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East

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 ܩܕܝܫܘܬܗ ܕܡܪܢ ܡܪܝ ܒܢܝܕܝܟܬ ܛܘܒܬܢܘܬܗܘܢ ܕܟܘܡܪ̈ܐ ܟܪ̈ܕܝܢܠܐ ܘܦܛܪ̈ܝܪܟܐ ܡܥܠܝܘܬܗܘܢ ܕܐܒܗ̈ܬܐ ܡܝܛܪ̈ܦܘܠܝܛܐ ܚܣ̈ܝܐ ܘܐܦܣܩܘܦ̈ܐ ܒܪܟܡܪܝ Your Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Your Beatitudes Cardinals and Patriarchs…

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