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IRAQ - VATICAN
Pope tells Christian refugees from Mosul that he is close to them, that their resistance is martyrdom, a fruitful dew
Card Philippe Barbarin brought the pontiff's video message. In Turkey, the pope called for greater collaboration with the international community to resolve conflicts in Iraq. He thanks refugees for their witness of faith. On 8 December, he will call for a special prayer by the whole Church for Iraqi Christian refugees in Erbil.
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More than 130,000 refugees find strength in the hope of faith. The visit by papal envoy Card Fernando Filoni is helping people feel they “are not alone”. The Easter Vigil will be held under a large tent with room for a thousand people.
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Saddened by "the timidity of the civilised world," Baghdad patriarch's heart bleeding "for the innocent in Iraq, Syria and Gaza"
"Forget us not!" says Mar Louis Sako in a message to Card Barbarin on the occasion of the march of solidarity with Iraqi Christians, held today in Lyon.
The children of Mosul and the future: the "five-star" refugee camp
In the garden of the parish of Mar Elia beside the tents there are containers that serve as classrooms for the children and as a library. Another serves as a room for sewing. A children's choir. Fr. Douglas: "Taking care of refugees does not just mean thinking about eating, drinking, medicines, injections, vaccinations ... The displaced persons need to do something and to cultivate hope."
Patriarch Sako: In the end, peace, not war, will win in Mosul
The Patriarch, together with a delegation of French prelates in Erbil, came to be among the families of Christians expelled by jihadists. "I bring Pope Francis' solidarity and love," he said. Shias are persecuted in Mosul as well. Their shrines and places of worship have been destroyed as well. The city is suffering from fuel and power shortages.
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The upcoming Chaldean synod will focus on a new bishop for the Diocese of San Diego, liturgy renewal, help for Mosul refugees, and beatification of Chaldean martyrs. For the Chaldean primate, “closer and more effective action among bishops” and a united position on the country’s political future and the role of Christians are needed.
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