» 07/23/2016, 10.08
Mesopotamian Marshes Unesco heritage site. Mar Sako: archeology worth more than oil
The Chaldean Patriarch welcomes the inclusion of three archaeological sites and four natural areas among World Heritage Sites. Part of the new sites are located in the site of the biblical Garden of Eden. Sako appeals to institutions: to protect this patrimony we need "peace and stability."
Thailand, UNESCO prize for princess Sirindhorn
The recognition has been bestowed on her for the project to restore the canal of Ampawa. The area, 72 kilometers south of Bangkok, is renowned for its agricultural tourism, and its more than 300 canals. The commitment of the royal family to protect the environment and natural resources.
07/12/2016 11:37:00 UAE - IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch: Save Iraq's cultural heritage threatened by war
In Abu Dhabi the international conference dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage in conflict areas. The goal is to collect 100 million to finance projects and initiatives. Unesco: Protection of heritage as "global strategy against hatred and extremism." Mar Sako: "Urgent need for decisive action by the international community" in cooperation with the Iraqi government.
Chaldean Patriarchate to restore ancient manuscripts, rebuild Christian future
Mar Sako's initiative is set to restore and return to the public ancient copies of the Sacred Scripture, liturgy, literature and poetry. Such "priceless" heritage laid in a state of neglect. Now, a team of experts led by a Dominican priest is in charge of the work. In an age of divisions, the past can serve as a guide for a better future.
Wonders of nature and Asian art are now World Heritage sites
Some sites in Iraq, Afghanistan and China in danger. Cambodia and Oman no longer on "blacklist".
Baghdad, Christians kidnapped and killed. Chaldean Patriarchate asks for protection and security
In the last two weeks four community members were kidnapped in the capital; for two of them their kidnapping ended with the death, despite the payment of ransom. In a statement the Patriarchate denounces deteriorating security and appeals to the government for the protection of persons and their property.
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