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Christmas in Iraq, Chaldean Patriarch: Muslims closeness and solidarity with Christians
Mar Sako speaks of "grass roots revolt" against terrorism and violence, combined with a renewed commitment "in defense of life." The authorities in Basra for the first time celebrate the New Year and ask Christians to come back. A group of young Muslim Shiites of Najaf attend Mass in the capital and have lunch with the patriarch. Several Baghdad streets festooned with Christmas trees.
22/09/2008 ITALY - INDIA
Cardinal Bagnasco: events in India underscore urgency of protecting religious freedom
What is happening in India and the episodes of anti-Christian persecution in Pakistan and Iraq emphasize how religious freedom is the cornerstone of the civilization of human rights, and the guarantee of authentic pluralism and true democracy.
Fr. Samir: This too is Islam. The video of the beheading of a young Tunisian convert
The horrific video was released not by anti-Islamic groups, but by an Egyptian journalist, Tawfik Oshaka, condemning the Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood. Islamic extremism has a cruel image of Islam. But the seeds of violence are present in the Koran and the life of Muhammad. It is time for Muslims to unequivocally condemn this violence.
Kirkuk: a businessman killed, a doctor kidnapped. Fear returns to haunt Christians
Yesterday in northern Iraq two violent episodes took place against the Christian community. A man was murdered because he tried to prevent the abduction of a Muslim child. A doctor kidnapped for money; a passer-by killed during the abduction. Local sources confirm a climate of "concern" that could cause "another mass exodus."
01/10/2008 ISLAM - IRAQ
Archbishop Sako, how Christian-Muslim relations have changed in Iraq
Interreligious dialogue and peace in Iraq at the center of the meeting last week in Austria. The archbishop of Kirkuk, Louis Sako, reiterates the "role of Christians in the development of the Arab world". Fr Samir Khalil Samir recalls the pope's appeal for "courageous and sincere" dialogue.
22/12/2012 IRAQ - VATICAN
Imam of Kirkuk: Papal envoy’s visit to mosque, "historical and strong"
In his address at Friday prayers Hami Ahmad Amin remembers the meeting with Cardinal Sandri. The Islamist leader stresses gratitude for the event, which "expresses the respect of Christians for Muslims." He brought the "message of peace" of Benedict XVI and the call for dialogue to "solve problems."
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