By Mindy Belz
We are stepping through his orchards, crunching grasses and wild thyme underfoot, rich aromas rising around us in the crisp morning air. I have come to walk these fields with Elias Antar. I first met Elias in February after a mutual friend in Chicago, an Assyrian Christian from his village, introduced us long distance.
By Doreen Abi Raad
Cardinal Louis Sako, Chaldean Catholic patriarch, has appealed for Christian relief in the towns of the Ninevah Plain, the historical cradle of Christianity in Iraq. "It is still so painful to remember" the 2014 attack by the Islamic State, or IS, that forced Christians to leave their homes and was followed by the looting and destruction of houses, churches, schools and more, Sako said from the...
By Jordain Carney
The Senate passed a resolution on Thursday formally recognizing the Ottoman Empire's genocide against the Armenian people, a move strongly opposed by the Turkish government. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) passed the resolution, which provides "official recognition and remembrance" of the Armenian genocide, by consent.
By Claire Trageser
Walk down Main Street in El Cajon and you feel like you're on the set of an old Western. The wide street is lined with old-fashioned storefronts selling antique furniture and used clothes. On a recent Sunday evening, people were swing dancing to country music at a restaurant called Downtown Cafe.
By Louis Raphael Sako
Baghdad -- Chaldean Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako issued an appeal sent to AsiaNews for wider circulation. In it, he urges "Christians all over the world to pray for Iraq and, especially, for the Nineveh Plains" and "all those who wish to return, to rebuild and live happily and peacefully in the beautiful Nineveh Plains" where their future lies.
By Benjamin Weinthal
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced Friday the need for international recognition of the Ottoman-era genocide of Greek Christians in Asia Minor, and slammed Turkey for its bellicosity in its maritime foreign policy in Mediterranean.