Doreen Abi Raad CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan, left, leads a procession Sept. 9 during Mass at the restored Our Lady of the Assumption Syriac Catholic Cathedral in Aleppo. During the inauguration and rededication of the cathedral, Patriarch Younan Continue reading
by Doreen Abi Raad
posted Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018
Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan, left, leads a procession during Mass at the restored Our Lady of the Assumption Syriac Catholic Cathedral in Aleppo (CNS photo/courtesy Syriac Catholic Patriarchate) Continue reading
ISIS seized the Syrian town of Qaryatain earlier this month – a home of thousands of Christians. Continue reading
by Rebwar Audish Basa*
The relatives of the Chaldean priest massacred by the fundamentalists in 2007 met Francis at the world meeting of families, accompanied by Fr. Rebward Basa. He entrusts the memory of Fr. Ragheed to AsiaNews: “Example of love, forgiveness and Continue reading
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U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska holds the Arabic symbol used by Islamic State terrorists to identify Christians during a press conference about the plight of Middle Eastern Christians at the Press Club in Washington Sept. 9. Fortenberry said Christians Continue reading
Iraqi Christians say they feel insecure, threatened by religious extremism, lawlessness and political instability.
Lingering concerns. A displaced family from Nineveh stands outside their shelter at the Virgin Mary Camp in Baghdad. (Oumayma Omar) Continue reading
Sep 4th, 2018Syria, ACN, Aid to the Church in Need, Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo
By: Murcadha O Flaherty and John Pontifex
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By John Newton
PRAYER and action for Christians persecuted for their faith will be central to a leading Catholic charity’s contribution to Adoremus this weekend (7th-9th September).
Aid to the Church in Need will call on all those taking part in the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress to “Go to Mass for someone who can’t” – as an act of Continue reading
Harder a voice for the Assyrians
Josh Harder is the advocate for the Assyrian community that Jeff Denham simply is not. Josh listens to, addresses the concerns of, and demonstrates clear knowledge of the issues that are of utmost importance to Assyrians. At the Aug. 21st Assyrian Town Hall Continue reading
• Urgent appeal for West to save country’s religious minorities
By Murcadha O Flaherty and John Pontifex
KURDISH authorities in north-east Syria are determined to drive out Christians from the region, according to a senior Church leader, who says “the West cannot keep silent”. Continue reading
By Jordan Grantham,
1 in Christ 2018, featuring the Good News Team. Photo: Ashur Khoshaba
A Cairo choir visiting Sydney brought Catholic and Orthodox together for one night of prayer, worship and ecumenism.
The Good News Team, a praise and worship choir from Egypt performed at St John the Continue reading
By Hiwa Jamal
It’s time for a new era in Iraqi politics, one where Iraqis count on each other and not outsiders, says Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, head of the Chaldean church who was elevated to cardinal by Pope Francis at the Vatican in June.
After 15 years of sectarianism, corruption, and accumulation of disasters that led to the Continue reading
By David Brummer
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:2-3 (The Israel Bible™) Continue reading
This summer, representatives from Turkey’s non-Muslim religious communities gathered in Istanbul to sign a joint statement denying any pressure being placed on minority groups in the country. In addition to religious leaders from Greek, Armenian, and Jewish communities, Orhan Çanl?, who is Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church of Turkey, was among the signatories. Continue reading
By Brandon Showalter , CP Reporter |
(Screenshot: BBC News)Israel
Shadi Khalloul, 42, who chairs the Israeli Christian Aramaic Association and is a fellow of the Philos Project, told The Daily Wire that Aramaean Christians are also native to Continue reading
Chaldean-Assyrians aren’t safe in their home country. But reuniting with family in a new one feels impossible.
|||MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS/NewscomMOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS/NewscomAMMAN—”Can you believe that I will be the grandson of Continue reading
Doreen Abi Raad CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, pictured in a 2015 file photo. (Credit: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters via CNS.)
BEIRUT, Lebanon – Lebanon’s Christian and Muslim religious leaders, meeting with the Continue reading
Syrian Christians wave flags of the party during a protest organized by the Syriac Union Party on August 30, 2013 in Qamishli. Photo: Benjamin Hiller | AFP
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The efforts of the Northern Syrian Federation and its allied Syriac and Christian parties and organizations to preserve their language have been Continue reading
The numbers of Christians in Iraq have plummeted and those who claim to help ensure their survival, often don’t even understand what they need.
Christians in Iraq are dwindling. Chased out, targeted and caught in the middle of rival sectarian conflicts, the minority religious sect is struggling to survive. Continue reading
Photos have emerged of hundreds of Syrian Greek Orthodox Christians, gathered in the town of Kafroun to celebrate the Feast of the Virgin Mary on the 15th of August.
Kafroun is a Syrian village in the Tartous Governorate, whose inhabitants are predominantly Greek Orthodox Christians. Continue reading