Tragedy for Family of Missing Couple

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03/21/2020 Turkey (International Christian Concern) – Two months after the mysterious disappearance of the elderly parents of a Chaldean Catholic priest in Turkey, tragic news for the family came this week after days of searching. The mother, Simoni Diril, was found deceased on March 20, 2020. The whereabouts of the father, Hurmuz Diril, remain unknown. Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Missing Chaldean woman Smuni Diril found dead

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MAHRE, ?irnak, Turkey — Smuni Diril, who together with her husband Hirmiz Diril, had been missing since 10 January of this year has been found dead nearby their village of Mahre in the mountainous Hakkari region in southeast Turkey. According to the latest information obtained by Syriac television channel SuroyoTV, the body of Smuni Diril Continue reading

Schools incubating anti-Christian attitudes

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By Fionn Shiner Bishops in Israel have claimed that bigoted attitudes endemic in the country’s schools could be responsible for a recent spate of anti-Christian attacks.Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), Auxiliary Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, said the failure of the Continue reading

‘We burned clothes to keep warm’

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By Fionn Shiner A MOTHER in Syria has described how she has been forced to burn clothes to keep her disabled daughter warm amid reports that on the ninth anniversary of the civil war the economy is in freefall and people are on the breadline. Continue reading

Bethlehem in lockdown

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Appeal for prayer and solidarity as Coronavirus worsens By John Pontifex AN urgent call for prayer and support for Christians in Bethlehem has come from two charities which are warning that Coronavirus lockdown could plunge the faithful into desperate poverty. Continue reading