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VATICAN - IRAQ
The Pope donates 1 million US dollars for Christians and other minorities in Iraq
The Prefect of Propaganda Fide, Cardinal Filoni, has returned from a humanitarian mission to Erbil and brought with him "a tenth of the amount. 75% of the money went to the Catholics, the rest to Yazidis. “As long as even one only Christian lives in Iraq, we will be there ".
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
Msgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
The Pope writes to Ban Ki-moon: Stop the humanitarian tragedy in Northern Iraq
The Pope asks the UN Secretary General and the international community to intervene to ensure security, peace, aid for refugees and to help them return to their homes. He places Ban Ki-moon before the "the tears, the suffering and the heartfelt cries of despair of Christians and other religious minorities of the beloved land of Iraq."
Waiting for minority quota election law given the green light
Next provincial elections on 31 January 2009 will be conducted under the new law which has been formally adopted. Presidency Council asks parliament to reintroduce Article 50 in a new vote to guarantee minorities, including Christians, a certain number of seats.
03/04/2015 IRAQ – VATICAN
Iraqi priest: Even among Mosul refugees, life and resurrection win over death
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.
08/01/2009 INDIA - VATICAN
Cardinal Dias: Indian government should protect minorities and victims of massacres
The cardinal recalls the Church's activity on behalf of the people, "without distinction of caste or creed." Cardinal Oswald Gracias asks for prayers "for peace in India and in the world."
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