» 02/18/2009, 00.00
Dozens of Christian families go back to Mosul
Over the past two months, 81 families have returned to the city. Sources for AsiaNews in Mosul say there is a climate of "hope and fear." The central government is paying more attention to the conditions of refugees. The Iraqi deputy minister criticizes European governments for "inciting families to flee."
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.
07/02/2008 SYRIA - IRAQ - UN
UN: More fleeing Iraq than returning
A report from the UNHCR denies the figures of the Iraqi government on the number of refugees returning from Syria: there are 1200 per day who cross the border, compared to the 700 who return. 46 percent of those who come back to so for economic reasons, and 25 percent because they cannot renew their residency permits. And for the religious minorities, above all the Christians, thinking of coming back is like "going toward certain death".
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.
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.
11/10/2014 IRAQ - VATICAN
Archbishop of Mosul: Christian families "desperate", solidarity of Synod important
Msgr. Nona sees the message delivered yesterday by the participants in the Synod as “very important”. The spirit and soul of the refugees, said the prelate, is becoming “increasingly disheartened and desperate”. The challenge of Iraqi Christian families in remaining united and educating their children in a context of serious difficulties. The militias of the Islamic State ready to launch the attack on Baghdad.
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