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Iraqi Assyrians, Chicken Farmers Rebuild Their Lives in the Nineveh Plains
Cardinal Sako Expresses Great Joy for the Pope's Visit to Iraq
The Tragedy of Middle Eastern Christians
Iraq to Restore 15,000 Antiquities From U.S.: PM
New Syriac Catholic Bishop Hopes Christianity Will Thrive Again in Iraq
Pope Says he Wants to Visit Iraq in 2020
The Persecution of Assyrians in Iraq
Nineveh Plains Transitional Justice Report
Slovak Archaeologists Found Gemstones of Old Assyrian Christian Community in Kuwait
Pastor Urges "strong Wave of Protest" After Assyrian Church in Iran Shut Down, Cross Removed
Art Show Celebrates Assyrian-American Experiences
Iraqi Christian Survives Being Burned Alive By ISIS 3 Times
Archbishop of Westminster Issues Call to Save Assyrians in Iraq
Pro-government Assyrian Forces to Remain Armed in Northeast Syria
Turkey Launches Military Op Against Kurdish Fighters in Northern Iraq
Iraq Kurdish Region Gets New President, Opposition Boycotts
Assyrian Diaspora Seeks to Reconnect With Homeland
Genocide of Christians Reaches 'Alarming Stage'
Baghdad Must Do More to Protect Iraq's Religious Minorities: US Official
This Country Has Used Us Up - Turkey's Christians
Why Assyrians in Iraq Are 'Close to Extinction'
We Left to Save Our Faith: Assyrian From Iraq
Iran Closes Assyrian Presbyterian Church in Tabriz
Iraq Archbishop Makes Urgent Appeal to UK Foreign Secretary
How Iraq is Hunting for Ancient Relics Looted From Its Museums
Erdogan Describes Assyrian, Greek and Armenian Genocide As 'Reasonable Relocation'
Iraqi Christian Assyrian Leaders Plead With US, Iran to Sort Things Out
Turkey's Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian Christians Destroyed By '30-year Genocide'
Acts of Genocide: 100 Years Since the Massacres
Archbishop of Erbil: Is the US Abandoning Assyrians At Risk in Iraq?
Assyrians in North Iraq Recommit to a Homeland After Attacks
Cardinal Sako Slams Christian Discrimination and Marginalization in Iraq
Assyrians Oppose a Turkish 'Safe Zone' in Syria
International Conference Explores Armenian, Pontic Greek and Assyrian Genocides
Christian Villages Hit Along New 'Front Line' in Syria
Authorities in Northern Iraq Investigate Beating, Robbery of Assyrian Women
Assyrian Woman, Daughter Stabbed By Armed Men in Northwest Iraq
Iran Monitoring Imprisoned Assyrian Pastor's Family
Assyrian Patriarch Meets With Former Kurdish Leader
Assyrians in Syria: Tradition Steeped in Ancient History
Memorial for Assyrian, Greek and Armenian Genocide Victims Held in Swedish Parliament
A 'Terror Factory' Is Targeting Iranian Assyrians
The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey's Destruction of Its Christian Minorities
Danger to the Survival of Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict
Turkish-Iraqi Border: Turks Bomb and Kurds Use Assyrians As Human Shields
Iranian Militias Plague Iraq's Nineveh Plains
Imperialism, Colonialism and Oppression in the Middle East
The Fate of Iraq and Assyrians
U.S. and Israel Should Recognize the Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide
Assyrian New Year Festival to Usher in Year 6769
Alabama Becomes 49th U.S. State to Recognize the Assyrian, Armenian, Greek Genocide
Turkish Minorities Struggle to Keep Their Voices Alive
Catholic Prelates Aghast At 'unspeakable' Suffering in Syria
Iran's Furtive Occupation of Iraq's Assyrian Communities
For Assyrians Who Fled Iraq, New Zealand Attacks Brought Back Memories
Assyrian Artist's Studio a Big Draw for International Musicians
Increased Fears for Christians in Iran
Archbishop of Erbil: Iraq's Christians Need to Thrive, Not Just Survive
Turkey to Restore Assyrian, Armenian Churches Damaged By Kurdish Group
Assyrians Rising Up From the Ashes in North Iraq
Summaries

Cardinal Sako Expresses Great Joy for the Pope's Visit to Iraq

Pope Francis' visit to Iraq in 2020 is a source of "great joy and emotion" across the country. It is an event that unites "Christians and Muslims", this according to the Chaldean primate, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, who spoke to AsiaNews about the announcement the Pope made yesterday during the 92nd plenary assembly of the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches (ROACO).

The Tragedy of Middle Eastern Christians

By Norvell DeAtkine

I was discussing the sad plight of the Christians of the Middle East recently with a Lebanese friend, who recited the familiar refrain of the near extinction of the Christian communities of the Middle East. The basic reason, he insisted, was the Church teaching on "turning the other cheek.

Iraq to Restore 15,000 Antiquities From U.S.: PM

By Mohammed Ebraheem

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that his country would restore 15,000 ancient artifacts from the United States soon. "Iraq was and will always remain a cultural and historical center, and we must make use of this great legacy to build the present and future of the country," Abdul-Mahdi said during his visit to the National Museum of Iraq.

New Syriac Catholic Bishop Hopes Christianity Will Thrive Again in Iraq

By Doreen Abi Raad

BEIRUT -- Syriac Catholic Auxiliary Bishop Nizar Semaan begins his new mission in Iraq with hope "that Christianity will flourish again" in his homeland. Bishop Semaan chose the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh, Iraq, his birthplace, as the site of his episcopal ordination June 7.

Pope Says he Wants to Visit Iraq in 2020

By Carol Glatz

VATICAN CITY -- Announcing his desire to visit Iraq in 2020, Pope Francis called for a peaceful resolution to crises in the Middle East. He also warned that God would unleash his wrath on hypocritical leaders who liked to talk about peace while selling weapons to warring nations.


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