» 07/03/2017, 13.44
Mosul: The miracle of the church of St. Thomas, spared of Isis bombs
It is the oldest church in the city, located two streets from the destroyed al-Nouri mosque. Outside it has only "a few scuff marks", while the interior was devastated during its occupation. St Thomas's relics were saved three years ago when the city fell into the hands of Isis. Courtesy of L'Orient Le-Jour.
04/08/2016 12:14:00 IRAQ
Louis Sako: Two years on from expulsion of Christians from Mosul and Nineveh
In a message issued today, the Chaldean Patriarch remembers the tragedy, while rumors of a Daesh defeat and a possible return of families to their homes spread. The call to rebuild the Iraqi nation by rejecting vengeance, the use of religion as a weapon against others; to combat terrorism by stopping the authors, but also those who bank-roll and preach violence. A new social pact for Iraq of coexistence among different races and religions.
30/06/2017 09:24:00 IRAQ
Mosul, the Iraqi army recaptures the al-Nouri mosque. Days of Isis counted
Three years after the proclamation of the "Caliphate", the Arab-Kurdish coalition takes control of the place of worship. Iraqi Prime Minister: The recapture of the site marks the end of the "false Daesh state". US military spokesman: The fall of the city is a matter of "days, rather than weeks".
16/05/2017 16:47:00 IRAQ
Chaldean patriarchate against Christian enclave in Nineveh Plain proposed by Syriac bishops
A Syriac Catholic and two Syriac Orthodox prelates demand again a protected area for Christians in northern Iraq, with administrative autonomy and international protection. This position does not represent the view of Patriarch Sako. Chaldeans and the Iraqi Church call for upholding Iraq’s territorial unity against the ghetto trap.
10/03/2017 12:46:00 IRAQ
Mosul Church used as Isis basis is liberated
Inside, the signs of jihadist control. Not even the crucifix spared. The Christians were forced to flee or to convert. The offensive to regain control of Mosul continues.
04/07/2017 12:46:00 IRAQ
Baghdad Patriarch: The post-ISIS future of Nineveh is in the hands of locals
In a note shared with Iraqi bishops, Mar Sako outlines the prospects of the Nineveh Plain after the devastation inflicted by the Islamic state. The indigenous peoples of the region have the task of rebuilding politically, socially and humanly. Christians and Muslims are jointly committed to living together according to the principles of citizenship and the rule of law. External and foreign interference must end.
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