» 01/17/2008, 00.00
Another attack against a church in Mosul
The car bomb struck the Chaldean church of the Immaculate Virgin, in the ancient part of the city. Two persons were wounded. It is the fourth attack against Christian targets in Mosul in just 11 days. The Shiite community was also struck: suicide bombers killed 10 among the faithful on pilgrimage for the Ashura.
Second attack in two days against Shia pilgrims
A bomb explodes killing four people; yesterdayâ€™s incident left 43 dead. The attacks target the millions of faithful who go to Karbala to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, a central figure in Shia Islam.
"Ecumenical graduation" at Babel College in Ankawa
The academic year concludes for the only theology faculty in Iraq: the five graduates come from the Chaldean, Armenian Orthodox, Assyrian, and Syro-Catholic communities. Patriarch Delly and many bishops attend the ceremony. Three sisters wounded today by a suicide bomber in Telkef.
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.
Winter is coming for Mosul refugees: We need your help
Fr. Samir El-Youssef Khoury writes a letter of thanks for aid received through AsiaNews. As winter closes in, refugees face new urgent challenges: finding warm clothes, paying for school buses, milk and bread for children.
27/10/2008 IRAQ - VATICAN
Chaldean bishop: appeal for Mosul, emptied of Christians
Urged by the appeal of Benedict XVI, Rabban Al Qas, bishop of Ammadiya and Erbil, asks prime minister al Maliki and the American forces to accept responsibility for the violence afflicting Christians, the result of an intolerant fundamentalism that has never been halted. A request to the Islamic world as well, that it condemn what is taking place in Mosul. Tomorrow in Erbil, a meeting of Chaldean bishops and of the Vatican nuncio.
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