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Daesh Militants Turn Christian Church Into Caliphate’s Сhildren Training Center

January 24, 2017 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 24/1/17 Daesh militants have turned the main Christian church in the Iraqi town of Tall Kayf into a base to train young recruits, including from nearby Mosul, local media reported Monday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Rudaw news agency reported, citing an eyewitness, that the children trained there were about 15 years old. Jihadists […]

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Nativity & New Year Greetings from OCP Chairman (2016-2017)

December 27, 2016 Featured News
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The Executive Council – December 2016/January 2017 – OCP News Service Dear All Nativity and New year Greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE. Christ is Born, Let us adore Him!!! I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed nativity and peaceful New Year. Christmas is the season of joy, peace and hope. […]

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“Christians in Iraq needs International Support & Protection for Survival” – Bishop Mar Paulus Benjamin

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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AllpointsTV – November – December 2016 – Assyrian Church of the East Global: Mar Paulus Benjamin , Bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern United States of America for the Assyrian Church of the East has just recently returned from Iraq and tells of what he saw and discusses what he hopes to see develop to […]

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New Book on Assyrian Genocide Published

November 28, 2016 Featured News
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AINA – 28/11/16 (AINA) — A new English book titled ‘Year of the Sword – The Assyrian Genocide, A History’ has been published by Prof. Joseph Yacoub, an emeritus Professor at the Catholic University of Lyon, France. The book is an English edition of the French book published last year and titled “Qui s’en souviendra […]

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ISIS Breaks into Christian Coffins, Desecrates Corpses and Crosses

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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Raymond Ibrahim – 22/11/16 A human rights group recently published photos documenting the Islamic State’s fanatical and virulent hate for Christians — even dead ones.  The photos show the Christian cemetery of Qarqoosh, Iraq that was vandalized by the Islamic group. Among other things, the jihadis opened coffins and desecrated the remains of the dead– in the picture below, […]

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‘Western laws now clash with moral nature of man’ – Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (RT EXCLUSIVE)

November 22, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com- 22/11/16 In an exclusive interview with RT, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, shared his ideas on the difficult situations of Christians in the Middle East, the US presidential election, and European multiculturalism. RT: Your Holiness, first of all, let me congratulate you on your upcoming birthday. Thank you for taking […]

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FIRST SERVICE AFTER OCCUPATION BY ISIS CELEBRATED IN QARAQOSH, IRAQ

November 11, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 11/11/16 On October 30, 2016, several Christians gathered inside a church in the town of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq. The church walls are now blackened from fire. The first service was celebrated here after the events of 2014 when the “Islamic State” terrorist group occupied the town. In the large-scale operation to liberate Mosul […]

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Separate Assyrian Churches From State, Says Assyrian Confederation of Europe

November 11, 2016 Featured News
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Assyrian Confederation of Europe – 11/11/16 The Assyrian Confederation of Europe is concerned by the growing influence of churches in Assyrian politics in Iraq, which has been revealed in recent developments. Recent meetings on the subject of the future of the Nineveh Plain conducted in Iraq between Assyrian political groups have been initiated and attended by […]

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Pope Francis Condemns Mass Killing of Children in Iraq

October 24, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – 24/10/16 Pope Francis is concerned about the Mosul civilians killings, local media reports. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Pope Francis is concerned about the developments in Iraq, especially in Mosul, where civilians, including children, are reported to be killed, local media reports. “In these dramatic hours, I am close to the entire population of Iraq, especially that of the city of Mosul … […]

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The Genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis and the Next American President

October 12, 2016 Featured News
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AINA –  Nahren Anweya – 12/10/16 (AINA) — In November Americans will head to the polls to vote for his or her preferred presidential candidate. Meanwhile, the persecuted Assyrian Christians and Yazidis both here and in Iraq will be trembling at the mere thought of another four years of a silent administration allowing a modern […]

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ISIS demolishes Assyrian church in culture-rich Nineveh, Iraq

October 12, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com – 12/10/16 Also Read: ISIS Destroy Assyrian Church in Iraq Islamic State has demolished an Assyrian church in Karmlis, a town outside Mosul, Iraq. The group used multiple charges inside the building, which joins dozens of other Assyrian churches and prized archaeological heritage sites in Nineveh Governorate. The terrorists “detonated a number of explosive […]

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Dutch Parliament Holds Hearing on Assyrians in Iraq

October 8, 2016 Featured News

AINA – 8/10/16 The Hague (AINA) — A hearing on the situation of Assyrians in Iraq was held at the Dutch Parliament on Thursday. Participants included representatives from seven Dutch political parties and three Assyrian representatives from Iraq, Ashur Sargon Eskrya, Yacoub Gewargis and Dr. Srood Maqdasi. The Assyrian representatives called attention to the continuing […]

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Assyrian Women’s Conference Issues Appeal for Aid

October 3, 2016 Featured News

AINA – October 2016 Brussels (AINA) — An International Assyrian Women’s Conference was held in Brussels on September 29. Representatives from Europe and the Middle East attended the conference and addressed the issue of violence against Assyrians in the Middle East, particularly Iraq and Syria. The participants called attention to the ISIS genocide of Assyrians and […]

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General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches Visits Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II

September 12, 2016 Featured News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – September 2016 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received Rev. Fr. Heikki Theodoros Huttunen, General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, at the Patriarchal Residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. His Holiness discussed with Rev. Fr. Huttunen the current situation of Christians in the Middle East, especially in Syria […]

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Assyrian Delegation Attends Conference on Religious Freedom in Washington – D.C.

August 22, 2016 Featured News
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Assyrian Church News – August 2016 At the invitation of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and with the express blessing of His Holiness Mar Gewargis III, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East, a delegation of the Assyrian Church attended the Conference: “Threats to Religious and Ethnic Minorities under the Islamic […]

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India Archdiocese Youth Conference 2016 and Visit of Assyrian Bishops to Thrissur – Kerala

August 22, 2016 Featured News
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Assyrian Church News – August 2016 The Youth Conference – 2016 organised under the auspices of the Arch-diocese of India was held from 21st to 24thJuly 2016 at Thrissur, Kerala. ‘Get Up! Don’t be afraid’ (Matthew 17:7), one of the most emboldening words of Jesus to his disciples was the theme chosen for the conference […]

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Swedes Demand Assyrian Autonomy to Make Up for Daesh Genocide

August 12, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – August 2016 After having established a quasi-state in the Middle East, Daesh has been guilty of many evils, including persecution of other ethnic groups, whose religious beliefs happen to differ from radical Islam, such as the Assyrians. A group of Swedish politicians now advocate the creation of a local Assyrian autonomy to prevent future genocides. Sweden […]

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Swedish Evangelical Church to Bomb Daesh With Bibles

August 9, 2016 Featured News
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Sputniknews – August 2016 A Swedish evangelical free church admittedly has plans to use drones to “bomb” Daesh-controlled areas in Iraq with thousands of Bibles. Plans to disseminate thousands of small-scale electronic Bibles in Daesh-controlled areas in Iraq using high-altitude drones were presented by the Livets Ord organization at a meeting in Uppsala. “The Bibles are the size of a pill box and […]

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RUSSIA IS PREPARING A CONFERENCE ON DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD THIS AUTUMN, SERGEY LAVROV SAYS

August 1, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 1/8/16 This autumn Russia will hold the second conference on defense of Christians in the world, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in his interview for the website of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS), reports the TASS news agency. “In addition to demonstrating by our personal example of the importance of establishing […]

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Syriac Orthodox Delegation Attends the Great & Holy Synod – Crete

June 25, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Church – 25/6/15 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II delegated His Eminence Mor Timotheos Moussa Al-Shamani, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mor Matta Monastery in Iraq, to represent the Syriac Orthodox Church at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Churches which is being held in Crete, Greece. His Eminence conveyed […]

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OCP Secretariat Condemns Attack on Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II & the Christian Community in Qamishli

June 20, 2016 Featured News
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OCP News Service – OCP Secretariat- 20/6/16 Read- Suicide Bomber Targets Assyrian Event in Syria – 3 Killed http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/suicide-bomber-targets-assyrian-event-in-syria-3-killed/ Global: The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Movement) has strongly condemned the attack on the Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and the Christian faithful in Qamishli, by one of the suicide bombers. “We strongly […]

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