Monthly Archives: September 2017

Celebrations mark return of Iraqi Christians to Nineveh

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Returnees outside their desecrated and burnt Immaculate Conception Syriac Catholic Church By: John Pontifex About 500 Christian families – up to 2,500 people – celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old…

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Celebrations mark return of Iraqi Christians to Nineveh

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By John Pontifex ABOUT 500 Christian families – up to 2,500 people – celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old towns and villages. In Qaraqosh (Baghdeda), the largest of Nineveh’s Christian towns, priests and people…

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The Senate must act now to save Christianity in Iraq

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By Carl Anderson, opinion contributor The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Whether Christianity and pluralism survive in the Middle East, or disappear forever, may well lie in the hands of the U.S. Senate.…

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How the US needs to stick up for the Middle East’s Christians

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Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley of Lebanon. Credit: Melkite Greek Archeparchy of Furzol, Zahle and the Bekaa. By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians in the Middle East are heroic witnesses to the faith, and the U.S. must help ensure they can…

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ISIS strategy of ‘death by a thousand cuts’

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Christian Chesnot ISIS seems to have revamped its strategy of terror, as evidenced by its latest attacks in Spain, Finland, Russia and Belgium. Unable to hold on to its territories in Iraq and Syria in the wake of relentless strikes by the international coalition, ISIS has now adopted the…

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Poppies of Iraq review – the ruins of a lost childhood

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Poppies of Iraq review – the ruins of a lost childhood Brigitte Findakly’s moving memoir, drawn by Lewis Trondheim, captures a more innocent time both for herself and the home country she had to give up A frame from Poppies of Iraq by Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim.…

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Iraqi Kurdish leader defends independence vote

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By Balint Szlanko and Muhanad Al-Saleh?|?AP IRBIL, Iraq — The leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region defended an independence referendum planned for later this month during a visit Tuesday to the oil-rich Kirkuk province, the epicenter of a long-running dispute with the central government.…

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Detained Iraqis hope for pardon from Gov. Snyder

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Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News (Photo: Robin Buckson / The Detroit News) When police officers came to Caroline Taymour’s home in June and took her husband away for deportation to Iraq, she was devastated. She thought the couple and their three children would never again live together as a family.…

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Nineveh Christians rebuild their homes, but threats remain in Iraq

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» Continue to this story on World Watch Monitor CWN Editor’s Note: “I am optimistic, yes, very optimistic,” said a Syriac Catholic archbishop. “When you look around the villages, you see that life is back again.” The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link…

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Turkish Christians put through the mill Gatestone Institute report says

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By Madeeha Bakhsh – Gatestone Institute in a recent report pointed towards the escalating hatred directed towards Christians and other minorities in Turkey. Gatestone a U.S. based non-profit international policy council maintains that Christians are being abused by the government officials and on social media.…

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