Ismail Simko

Assyrians Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Patriarch’s Assassination

March 5, 2018 Featured
His Holiness Benjamin Shimun XXI (1887-1918), Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of East.

AINA – 5/3/18 (AINA) — On March 3 Assyrian around the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the martyrdom of Mar Benjamin Shimun XXI, Patriarch of the Church of East. Mar Shimun was assassinated on March 3rd, 1918 by Ismail Simko, a Kurdish warlord. The Patriarch had accepted Simko’s invitation and had gone to his […]

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