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For Mosul archbishop, the West has forgotten Iraq's tragedy
Mgr Nona talks to AsiaNews about the "general indifference" that surrounds the deaths, violence and attacks in his country. Even though people need "peace and serenity", the elections "did not bring any major change." For his small Christian community, "life is getting harder every day. [. . .] We have been waiting for improvements, but we cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel".
31/05/2008 IRAQ - ITALY
Archbishop Louis Sako: Do not abandon Iraqi Christians
The Chaldean archbishop of Kirkuk, in Milan to receive the Defensor Fidei prize, asks for increased efforts to help the Christian communities stay in Iraq. Political and diplomatic pressure must be applied to the United States, and to countries that foster Islamisation. But "signs of hope" are also needed: schools, farming and commercial projects to increase employment.
Archbishop Sako: the U.S. and Baghdad should be pressured to help Iraqi Christians to stay
The archbishop of Kirkuk asks the West to welcome and incorporate those who have been forced to flee, but at the same time to give concrete help to those who have decided to remain.
The Church in Iraq does not give in to terrorism
A year ago terrorist attacks were carried out against five churchesSt Paul's Church in Mosul was one of them. Today the Chaldean Bishop celebrated a mass to commemorate the event. "The Church is much better today [. . .] we have learnt to put into practice values like forgiveness".
For Mosul archbishop, Islamist beheadings and barbarism stem from fear for their military defeats
These are not "exceptional deeds," Mgr Nona said commenting the killing of US journalist Sotloff, because these people "do not value human life". This is "not an act of war, but an act of barbarism and brutality". Minorities are trying to work together but their scattering is an obstacle. Refugees still face a housing problem.
14/10/2008 IRAQ - VATICAN
Cardinal Delly: the situation in Iraq is disastrous, tragic, and worse by the day
The head of the Chaldean Church, speaking at the synod of bishops, describes a country in which "life is a Calvary," "everyone is afraid of being kidnapped," and the number of deaths caused by car bombings and suicide bombings is on the rise. Commemoration of Archbishop Rahho and Fr. Ganni.
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