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Yusuf Begtas :From a religious standpoint, the immaterial, invisible beings that are believed to be created from light and who serve as mediators between God and humans are called angels. In other words, they are sinless, radiant and spiritual beings that cannot be perceived through sense organs or seen with the eye; they serve God, Continue reading

The Search and a Graveyard Visit

Yusuf Begtas

In a world where everything is in a state of change and transformation, nothing can stay the same. Nothing can be the same. For this reason, each person’s perception of life and self as well as their search is different. In the same way, the search for meaning is also unique to each person. However, to put it in general terms, the search for meaning Continue reading

‘Five minutes to zero hour’

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Father Jad Chlouk, parish priest at St. George Maronite Cathedral in Beirut

By John Newton A PRIEST grappling with Lebanon’s crisis has appealed for action to safeguard the future of the country’s ancient Christian community ahead of tomorrow’s historic meeting between the Pope and Church leaders. Continue reading

ACN praises bishop who set up refugee lifeline

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Food distribution to the Syrian refugees during the corona times under strict hygiene conditions: Food distribution at St-Georges Haouch Al Omara. (Lately, due to the high demand on the free hot meals served at Saint John the Merciful Table, and to prevent gathering of large groups of people, some of the meals were prepared at Saint John the Merciful table and taken to St-Georges Church At Haouch al Omara to be distributed to the people living in Haouch Al Omara and the nearby.)
Humanitarian Feeding program „Saint John the Merciful Table” for Syrian refugees and others in Zahle area and Bekaa Valley (03/ 2019 – 03/ 2020)
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” Saint John the Merciful Table” for Syrian refugees and others in Zahle area and Bekaa Valley (03/ 2020- 02/ 2021)

By John Newton A CATHOLIC charity has offered a heartfelt tribute of thanks on the retirement of a Lebanese bishop who has spearheaded an aid programme that has come to the rescue of thousands of refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict. Continue reading

Parliament of Australia passing Assyrian motion.

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In a historic and unprecedented move at the request of the Assyrian National Council-Australia (ANC), the Australian House of Representatives passed a lengthy and comprehensive motion without objection recognizing the Assyrian people are the original and the indigenous people of Iraq. The motion goes on calling on Iraqi Continue reading

Pray that peace will hold in the Holy Land

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Dr. Thomas Heine-Geldern (the Executive President of ACN International.)
Photo by Wolfgang Zarl

By Fionn Shiner THE international president of a leading Catholic charity has expressed sorrow at the violence that has killed more than 242 people in the Holy Land as well as hope that the ceasefire struck early today (Friday, 21st May) will hold. Continue reading

With the escalation of confrontations in occupied Jerusalem The Middle East Council of Churches renews its call to lift the occupation of the Palestinian people

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With the escalation of confrontations in Jerusalem and the dangerous course that developments in the Holy Land are taking, the Middle East Council of Churches issued a statement in which it considered that the violent events raging in occupied Palestine, which are still increasing in intensity daily, are nothing but an inevitable result of Continue reading

Iraqi Government Seeks to Address Pope’s Concerns

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Iraq (International Christian Concern) –  Following the papal visit to Iraq in early March, the Iraqi government has reportedly appointed an inter-ministerial committee tasked with addressing suggestions and concerns of the Pope. Primarily, these recommendations include fixing issues of security, economic development and Continue reading

Christians of Iraq’s Qaraqosh count on Pope Francis’ visit for moral support

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Iraqi Christian residents of Qaraqosh (also known as Hamdaniya), some 30 kilometres east of Mosul, attend the first Palm Sunday service at the heavily damaged Church of the Immaculate Conception on April 9, 2017, since Iraqi forces recaptured it from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. – Qaraqosh, with an overwhelmingly Christian population of around 50,000 before the jihadists took over the area in August 2014, was the largest Christian town in Iraq. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)

Iraqi Christians of Qaraqosh attend the first Palm Sunday service at the heavily damaged Church of the Immaculate Conception on April 9, 2017, since Iraqi forces recaptured it from Daesh. (AFP/File Photo)
Mahamad Ameen Abdul Al-Jawad Continue reading

Iraq Papal Visit Leaves Region Hopeful

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Syria (International Christian Concern) –  Following the papal visit to Iraq, Syrian Christians and church leaders expressed their desire and hope for a visit from Pope Francis as well. The historic trip to Iraq, marking the first time a pope has visited the country, sent a message of hope to the whole region. Continue reading

3000 Year-old wall destroyed in Nineveh, Iraq

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The wall is reportedly being knocked down to allow for road building in the city.
The ancient Nineveh wall is facing destruction. (TAW)
BAGHDAD–While Assyrians around the world are currently preparing to celebrate their Assyrian ancestors’ tradition of Akitu or the Assyrian New Year, an ancient Assyrian Continue reading