» 10/08/2008, 00.00
Mosul, martyrdom of Iraqi Christians continues
Yesterday, three more victims - including a father and son - were killed by fundamentalists because they were guilty of "being Christian" in a country where a "systematic persecution" is now underway against non-Muslims. A source denounces "the silence" of the Iraqi media, and the inaction of the international community.
24/01/2009 VATICAN - IRAQ
Pope receives robe and stole belonging to Archbishop Rahho and Fr. Ragheed, martyrs of Iraq
The gifts were given at the concluding audience for the ad limina visit of the Chaldean bishops. Benedict XVI urges the promotion of education among young people, and coexistence with Muslims, defending equal rights for Christians and demanding security from the authorities. Concern over the refugees and emigrants. The value of the synod assembly, and of charity.
Islamic fundamentalists: "expel Christians from Mosul"
Yesterday, a 38-year-old Chaldean was shot to death, but there could be a total of three victims. Men are driving around the city shouting slogans against the Christians, threatening more slaughter and violence. From the U.S. command, confirmation that Mosul has become the last stronghold of the al Qaeda militants.
Kurds and Arabs exchange accusations over attacks on Christians in Mosul
The government says it does not believe that al Qaeda is behind the killings. Condemnation of the attacks has also come from the the highest Shiite authority, grand ayatollah Ali Sistani.
15/10/2008 ISLAM - IRAQ
Islamic conference condemns attacks on Iraqi Christians
The organization is calling for an "end to the suffering of our Christian brothers." The Iraqi government sends a commission to support the work to bring security back to the inhabitants of Mosul.
Iraq looks to future with "optimism." Economic crisis feared more than security
Violence and lack of security are not the main cause of concern. 85% of Iraqis call the current situation "very good or quite good." Sources for AsiaNews confirm the reopening of shops and businesses. The country must promote economic alternatives to oil, like tourism and agriculture.
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