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GREAT BRITAIN - IRAQ
For Erbil archbishop, defeating Islamic State militants needs boots on the ground
Speaking at the British Parliament, Mgr Warda said, "We don't have much time left". Air strikes are "not enough" to defeat jihadists. Noting that Iraq's Christian communities are on the verge of disappearing, he said that the situation is worse than in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the Kurdish forces retake IS-controlled areas near Mosul.
10/11/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - IRAQ
New Primate of England committed to Inter-religious dialogue
The appointment of the new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, former Anglican Bishop of Durham was confirmed yesterday by Prime Minister David Cameron. The new leader of the Anglican Communion worked for years as a special envoy of Rowan Williams in Africa and the Middle East. The Vicar of Baghdad stresses his emphasis on dialogue between Muslims and Christians.
A new pastoral ministry against the Iraqi exodus, terrorism and economic crisis
It is the most important and urgent pastoral program of the new bishop of Erbil in Kurdistan. Bishop Warduni: Facing the economic crisis. The diocese of Baghdad comes to the aid of other dioceses.
11/05/2016 19:48:00 IRAQ
For Chaldean Patriarchate, no Christian families are left in Mosul, tax payment a false rumour
Some reports claim that some Christian families still live under caliphate rule, paying the jizya. For Iraqi Church, only some captive and disabled Christians are left in the city. Car bomb in Baghdad kills scores in crowded market.
20/08/2014 LEBANON - IRAQ
Patriarch al-Rahi in Kurdistan for the future of Christians and the fight against Islamists
The cardinal makes a short one-day stop in Erbil accompanied by civil and religious leaders. He will meet with Kurdish President Barzani and visit the archbishop's see. The trip will focus on the fate of Christians fleeing jihadists and the possible use of force to repel the Islamist threat. The issue of relations with Islam and interfaith dialogue will also be discussed.
15/06/2011 MIDEAST – GREAT BRITAIN
With Arab spring, Christians vulnerable to Muslim extremists, says Archbishop of Canterbury
For Rowan Williams, Muslim extremists are filling the power vacuum left by the fallen dictators. In Egypt and Syria, Christians might suffer ethnic cleansing like in Iraq.
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