» 11/04/2010, 00.00
Archbishop Sako, security and tolerance necessary for future of Iraq’s Christians
An appeal of the Archbishop of Kirkuk: civil authorities must strive to ensure security, all Muslim religious condemn attacks and encourage texts that promote peaceful coexistence. Sentences of hatred towards other religions must be removed from the school books of all Islamic countries.
Kirkuk: "Burn the Koran" campaign strengthens friendship between Christians and Muslims
Archbishop Louis Sako’s message read in the mosques, condemning the burning of the Koran during the homily for the Eid. For Islamic leaders Pastor Jones is not Christian. Imam of Kirkuk: "Our Christian brothers are always ready to show their solidarity."
Silence must not descend on Archbishop of Mosul
The appeal was launched by the Archbishop of Kirkuk, 12 days on from Msgr. Rahoo’s abduction. To the Bishops and Christians of the world: “do not remain indifferent to this suffering, do not leave us alone to face this trial”. Amid increased fears, today in Kirkuk 15 Muslim leaders ask once again that the prelate be released.
10/09/2010 ISLAM - PAKISTAN
“Burn a Koran” campaign suspended but not called off. Fear for the Christians of Pakistan
Pastor Terry Jones agreement with Muslim leaders to call off mosque at Ground Zero falls through. The “burn a Koran” campaign launched by the minister is currently suspended and not cancelled as it seemed at first. In Pakistan Islamic extremists threaten reprisals against Christians.
After the attacks on Christians in Baghdad, 40 families emigrate North
For fear of staying in the capital, many took refuge in Sulaimaniya. Here, Nov. 20, they were visited by the Archbishop of Kirkuk and the wife of Iraqi President Talabani.
Archbishop of Mosul warns of change in strategy in attacks on Christians
The United Nations should "put pressure on the Iraqi government," therefore investigate attacks and killings "in depth", says Mgr. George Basile Casmoussa, Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Mosul. With the murder of two Christians, in their own homes, we are witnessing an escalation of attacks against the Christian minority in Iraq. Families are leaving the country.
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