» 04/21/2017, 14.29
Chaldean Priest: April 24, "symbolic" date of the reconstruction of the Nineveh plain
Fr. Paul confirms the beginning of the reconstruction of homes in Qaraqosh, Bartella, Karamles. It is "important" to hurry to prevent the hemorrhaging of other Christian families from the region. A fund is made available by the Chaldean Church, but more funding is needed. Displaced people from plain employed in reconstruction.
13/06/2017 16:39:00 ALGERIA – ISLAM
Church demolition near Algiers to make room for a mosque highlights Islamism’s hypocrisy
The building was in danger of collapse. It is yet another church demolition in Algeria. Islamists defend religious freedom in the West, but "destroy churches and synagogues wherever they have power".
04/07/2017 12:46:00 IRAQ
Baghdad Patriarch: The post-ISIS future of Nineveh is in the hands of locals
In a note shared with Iraqi bishops, Mar Sako outlines the prospects of the Nineveh Plain after the devastation inflicted by the Islamic state. The indigenous peoples of the region have the task of rebuilding politically, socially and humanly. Christians and Muslims are jointly committed to living together according to the principles of citizenship and the rule of law. External and foreign interference must end.
14/06/2017 18:59:00 IRAQ
For Iraqi priest, the first Christian refugees will return home in Karemlash, in the Nineveh Plain
Fr Paul talks about the town’s reconstruction by local workers. The plan will first deal with houses with minor damages. If the aid continues, the work should continue "smoothly", but more money is needed to rebuild the most damaged houses. “We shall rise again when we return to Karemlash,” many residents say.
30/05/2017 09:59:00 IRAQ
Isis suicide bomber targets Baghdad ice cream parlor: 10 dead and 30 injured
The attacker, in an explosives packed car, struck in the popular Karrada district. The target of the attack was the local Shiite majority community. The attack occurred at the end of the day of fasting and prayer. On social images of damage caused by explosion.
23/02/2017 17:13:00 IRAQ
Christians and Muslims on a peace march from Erbil to Alqōsh
The Chaldean Patriarch spearheads action to end violence in Iraq and the Middle East on Palm Sunday. During Lent, Nineveh towns liberated from the Islamic State will be the stations of the Cross. Some 50 families came together in Tall Usquf for Mass and the raising of a large Chaldean cross on a hill. Mar Sako calls for "conversion" among regional and world leaders. Bridges, not walls, are needed.
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