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IRAQ - VATICAN
Iraqi bishop: Pope’s words encourage commitment to remain in our land
For Msgr. Sako Benedict XVI's speech is a source of "encouragement". Christians are"authentic" citizens and should enjoy "all rights" and the most important is religious freedom. "Religious fanaticism" is the greatest threat to the harmonious coexistence between different faiths, peace is based on freedom.
Pope: Dismay and disbelief at news from Iraq. No to war in the name of God
At the Angelus, Pope Francis denounces "all kinds of violence" suffered by the people of Mosul and Qaraqosh, that seriously offend “God and humanity". Thanks to those who are "bringing relief to these brothers and sisters". Card. Filoni sent on mission to Iraq. A minute of silence and prayer for peace, remembering the war in Gaza. "When we are distant from Jesus, we feel afraid and inadequate, to the point we believe we cannot make it. We lack faith. Yet Jesus is with us, ready to support us." The apostolic journey to Korea August 13 to 18: "Accompany me in prayer! I need it."
Archbishop of Kirkuk: for 1600 years, Iraq has been a "country of martyrs"
Diocese remembers the massacre of Christians in 409 AD, in which hundreds of people were beheaded for their faith. Program includes a fast for peace, prayers, masses and a conference. Archbishop Sako: the persecutions have not stopped "the story and the journey" of Christians, strong in the Holy Spirit and the Eucharist.
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.
13/03/2008 VATICAN - IRAQ
Pope, the killing of Archbishop Rahho is "an act of inhuman violence"
Telegram from Benedict XVI to the Chaldean patriarchate: "decisive condemnation" of the killing of a "zealous pastor". A brief profile of the archbishop of Mosul.
16/03/2008 VATICAN - IRAQ
Pope: enough with the massacres, enough with the violence, enough with hatred in Iraq!
The anguished cry of Benedict XVI after the death of Paulos Faraj Rahho, Chaldean archbishop of Mosul, following his kidnapping. Solidarity with the Iraqi people, marked by five years of war that have destroyed civil and social life.
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