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Easter among the refugees from Mosul (photo gallery)
23/03/2016 15:01:00 IRAQ
Easter solidarity: from Mosul refugees to the poorest families
Don Paul Thabit Mekko, in charge of the refugee camp "Eyes of Erbil" speaks of Holy Week. The community organizes fundraising and money to be donated to the poorest Christian and Muslim families. The desire to revive traditions and songs of native villages, praying to one day return to their homes. The community keeps hope alive.
06/04/2017 15:05:00 IRAQ
Iraqi Priest: Palm Sunday in ISIS ravaged church in Karamles
Fr. Paul speaks with "excitement" and "emotion" about the first Mass "for three years" in the church of Mar Addai. The little town of the Nineveh Plains has long been in the hands of the Islamic State, which devastated the place of worship. Dozens of buses and private vehicles from Erbil to attend the celebration. Streamed live over Facebook.
12/04/2017 11:17:00 IRAQ
Nineveh, a house for every parish: Iraq's appeal for Easter "reconstruction"
Fr Paul Thabit speaks of the Palm Sunday celebrations in Karamles. Even in Qaraqosh hundreds of faithful attend the Mass. The hope is to "organize other moments of prayer" in order to "keep the community alive." Sorrow for Christian victims in Egypt. An appeal to the parishes worldwide: Support the reconstruction of a house on the ancient plain.
10/04/2012 IRAQ - LEBANON
Educating people, building peace, Islamic-Christian dialogue from Lebanon to Iraq
A Lebanese delegation led by Fr Atallah spent Holy Week in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, to call attention to the value of peace. Education and culture are the first steps in this direction since Christians and Muslims can rebuild the Middle East "together". An interfaith meeting brings together political leaders, as well as representatives of the Sunni, Shia, Christian and Turkmen communities.
22/03/2016 13:36:00 PAKISTAN
Lent in Pakistan, Church alarmed over growing "Islamization" of Christian fasting
For many families the rites are increasingly similar to those of Muslims during Ramadan, including an Iftar. A catechist admits: "The faithful follow the habits of people around them." Bishop of Faisalabad: There is a lot of confusion, Christian fasting "requires simplicity and inner humility".
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