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Iraqi Church: Christmas, festive occasion to build a "better" country with Muslims
In his message to the faithful, the Chaldean Patriarchate remembers the many injustices that struck the Christian community. He assured: "We will not take one step backwards". Mar Sako thanks those fighting for "the rights of all citizens." Refugees from Mosul, forced Islamization, expropriated families, major emergencies.
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Easter among the refugees from Mosul (photo gallery)
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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.
Islamic State brand Christmas festivities "heretical". In Kirkuk two Christian cemeteries desecrated
In Mosul, the jihadists posted signs that prohibit Muslims from celebrating Christmas, branding Christians as "heretics." In Kirkuk extremist groups desecrate two cemeteries. But the Christian community claims the right and the desire to celebrate the holiday. Christian lawmaker denounces decimation of the community.
Alqosh: a frontier church, stronger than the threat of the Islamic State
Fr. Joseph, superior general "pro tempore" of the monastery of Our Lady of Messi, chronicles the life of a “frontier” Christian community. The town has welcomed hundreds of refugees; every day it battles the "fear" of an attack of the Caliphate. In the Nativity Scene photos of Msgr. Rahho and Fr. Ganni, to remember their "martyrdom". But the will is to remain.
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Young Iraqi Christians, Muslims, and Yazidis are the seeds of dialogue in a Land broken by the Islamic State
Fr Samir Youssef talks about a plan for outreach and exchange to rebuild a social fabric broken by the Jihadi madness. Weekly meetings, summer camps, films and exchanges are dedicated to interfaith dialogue. Pope Francis is a model of teaching known and appreciated by Muslim and Yazidi families.
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