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IRAQ – GREAT BRITAIN
The tragedy of Iraq’s Christians is that it does not interest anyone, Chaldean Catholic says
Under Saddam Hussein, Christians in Iraq were around a million. Today, more than half have fled, living as refugees in other countries, in particular Syria and Jordan. Those who are left behind feel betrayed and abandoned by the government and the international community, with only one desire, to be able to live and worship in peace.
10/02/2015 GREAT BRITAIN - IRAQ
For Erbil archbishop, defeating Islamic State militants needs boots on the ground
Speaking at the British Parliament, Mgr Warda said, "We don't have much time left". Air strikes are "not enough" to defeat jihadists. Noting that Iraq's Christian communities are on the verge of disappearing, he said that the situation is worse than in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the Kurdish forces retake IS-controlled areas near Mosul.
10/11/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - IRAQ
New Primate of England committed to Inter-religious dialogue
The appointment of the new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, former Anglican Bishop of Durham was confirmed yesterday by Prime Minister David Cameron. The new leader of the Anglican Communion worked for years as a special envoy of Rowan Williams in Africa and the Middle East. The Vicar of Baghdad stresses his emphasis on dialogue between Muslims and Christians.
20/04/2006 IRAN - GREAT BRITAIN
Future imams denounce "misleading" modules of London Koranic school
The institute has close ties with Iran. One of the core texts describes non-Muslims as "filth", "pigs" and "dogs", makes calls for jihad and for fighting Christians and Jews.
15/06/2011 MIDEAST – GREAT BRITAIN
With Arab spring, Christians vulnerable to Muslim extremists, says Archbishop of Canterbury
For Rowan Williams, Muslim extremists are filling the power vacuum left by the fallen dictators. In Egypt and Syria, Christians might suffer ethnic cleansing like in Iraq.
16/05/2014 IRAQ - GREAT BRITAIN
Fr Ragheed Ganni's "miracle", an example and guide for my son's life
A newborn baby was not breathing. A heartfelt prayer to a martyr of the senseless violence that has decimated Iraqi Christians was followed by a scream that meant life. The young father of a new, tiny Ragheed, the first Englishman to bear that name, talks about Fr Ragheed's life, killed in Mosul in 2007 by Islamic terrorists. By courtesy of the author.
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