Will Christmas Come to Iraq?

Makeshift nativity scene in Assyrian refugee camp in Ankawa, Iraq.

By Geoffrey P. Johnston http://www.thewhig.com The holiday season is in full swing, with many Canadians enjoying the carefree pleasures of Christmas office parties and concerts. Others are looking forward to attending Christmas Eve church services, or getting together with family and friends over a turkey dinner. But halfway around the world, Christmas will be anything but carefree for ...

In Syria, some 300,000 Christian refugees also fleeing from UN camps

04/04/2013 In Syria, Christians are neutral and do not want to be used for photo ops. The United Nations, however, automatically registers them as members of the opposition. The head of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) appeals on behalf of 1,200 families currently helped only by the Church and generous families. Beirut (AsiaNews) - More than ...

Syria’s increased instability raises fear among Christians

Michael Swan The Catholic Register 16/8/2012 Aid is getting to displaced Christians fleeing the fighting in Syria, but there's no telling how Syria's Christian minority will cope as fighting shifts and the country's new reality takes shape. "Based on our frequent contacts with our partners in Syria, I can say that they are still able to meet the ...