Yusuf Begta?: From the get-go, I want to stress that when trying to understand the feelings of dear Syriac masters / malfones, connoisseurs of word and pen, healers of the soul who tried to describe the meaning of life and truth through the magical associations of words and aspired to salve our spiritual wounds with their creations, I Continue reading
By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor FOLLOW| Sunday, December 27, 2020
Facebook Twitter Email Print MenuComment
A Christian woman inspects a home in the town of Bartella east of Mosul, Iraq, after it was liberated from Islamic State militants November 23, 2016. | Reuters/Khalid al Continue reading
By AFP –
Iraqi priests hold the Christmas Eve mass at the Sultana Church in the Ankawa suburb north of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Thursday (AFP photo) Continue reading
Christmas Cards From Muslims Across The Country (Watch Video)
Baghdad, December 26: In a healing touch for dwellers of the town who were terrorised during the ISIS reign, handwritten Christmas cards were sent to them on the eve of Christmas Day from all parts of Iraq. The heartwarming story was reported from Continue reading
BY JULIO CACHILA(Photo : Aziz1005/Wikimedia/CC) A Catholic Church in Baghdad, Iraq.
Iraq passed a bill last week formally recognizing Christmas day as an annual public holiday throughout its territory. Continue reading
Lebanese Christian worshippers attend Christmas Day mass in the Maronite Church of St. Michael in the Blast-hit Achrafieh district of Beirut, currently being renovated after the deadly August 4 port blast that devastated most of the capital. Continue reading
SORAN, Kurdistan Region — Christian villagers and clergy members in Erbil’s Soran district have told Rudaw of religious coexistence in the area.”I have never experienced anyone interfering in my job. It is a special duty to hold our prayer ceremonies and our Muslim brothers sometimes help us out,” said Yatron Yonan, the bishop of Soran. Continue reading
Bethlehem Is More Than a Sentimental Backdrop to Christmas in the West
How Christians are celebrating the holiday in the town of Jesus’ birth—and across the broader Middle East.
ELIZABETH MONIER| Continue reading
The vital bridge spans the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail By Daniel Israel –
The entrance to the pedestrian bridge from Prospect Avenue.
The pedestrian bridge spanning the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail at East 25th St.is finally getting a facelift. Continue reading
Image: Chris McGrath / Getty Images
Priests lead a Christmas Day mass at Mar Hanna church in Qaraqosh on December 25, 2016 in Mosul, Iraq.
Seventeen years since the fall of Saddam Hussein, the fractious Iraqi nation—divided Continue reading
Pope Francis begins his four-day visit to Iraq on March 4
A man waits for customers inside his fabric shop in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah in the Dhi Qar province, on December 20, 2020. A year of economic agony ends for the pandemic-hit and oil-reliant Iraq, which is scheduled to receive visiting Pope Francis in Continue reading
Syria is still one of the most dangerous places for journalists, who continue to be targeted with murder and harassment while performing their journalistic work. On 12 December 2020, masked gunmen on a motorbike shot the journalist Hussain Khattab, also known as Kara Al-Safrani, hitting him with several bullets, one of which landed in Continue reading
By Sarah Zuhair
The Christians of Iraq are considered to be one of the oldest continuous Christian communities in the world as it dates back to the apostolic era. According to the Iraqi Christian Foundation, “Iraqi Christians consist of Chaldeans, Continue reading
Ameel Saeed’s children sit by a small Christmas tree at the home in Jordan. (Photo: AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)AMMAN: Saad Polus Qiryaqoz bitterly remembers the festive Christmas season in his Iraqi hometown of Bartella before he was forced to flee to neighbouring Jordan when extremists took it over. Continue reading
TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (MNA) – Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi carried out a large-scale security operation against terrorist elements in the western province of Nineveh, on the Syrian border.
Hashd al-Sha’abi forces carried out a large-scale security operation in western Nineveh, Continue reading
Archbishop Bashar Warda, pictured Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk.
By Courtney Mares
Rome Newsroom, Dec 18, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda has said that Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the country could be a turning point Continue reading
And the debate is still loud a storm
Between the poem to the poem, Continue reading
The Pope’s visit in March is a source of “emotion and an enormous grace.” Hopefully, a meeting with al-Sistani in Najaf will take place. After major steps and gestures towards Sunni Islam, now “it is time to do the same with Shias.” The Pope “will find the warmth of the people, their love, a welcome that will be a source of great emotion.” Continue reading
The Iraqi people are preparing an explosion of anger if US forces do not withdraw.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
US SOLDIERS take cover near Tal Afar, Iraq, where Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster was in command in 2004.
(photo credit: REUTERS) Continue reading
Bishop Antoine Chahda, the Syrian Catholic of Aleppo signs the agreement
By John Newton and Sebastian Moll ON the 20th anniversary of his episcopal ordination, a Syrian archbishop will offer Mass for all supporters of a Catholic charity which has provided aid since the start of the country’s civil war. Continue reading