Coptic Solidarity Urges Immediate International Action on Iraqi Genocide

http://www.digitaljournal.com - 22/7/14 WASHINGTON -- Coptic Solidarity is gravely concerned for the future of indigenous religious minorities in the Middle East as the Islamic State continues to cleanse all religious minorities from areas in its control. The world has met such historical calamity with deafening silence and Coptic Solidarity urges immediate and concrete actions. The UN Security Council ...

Syrian Catholic bishop condemns Orthodox bishop’s call to arms

CWN - 14/12/13 A Greek Orthodox bishop’s exhortation to Syrian Christians to take up arms is “insane” and “reckless,” a Syrian Catholic prelate told the Fides news agency. Bishop Lukas El Khoury, an auxiliary bishop of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, had said that “every young Christian in a position to do so should take up ...

Syrian Christians and Muslims Pray Together for Peace

22/3/2012 Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Kyrillos Church in the Syrian neighborhood of al-Qasaa hosted a joint prayer for Christian and Muslim religious leaders for peace and those killed in the attacks in Damascus and Aleppo last weekend. Local media on Thursday highlighted statements by Gregory Laham III, Patriarch of the Syrian Catholic ...

Iraq confirms death sentences for church attack

The Syrian-Catholic Church of the Holy Family in Kirkuk after a car bomb exploded. (File photo)

By AFP BAGHDAD 2/2/2012 An Iraqi appeals court confirmed the death sentences for three men convicted in connection with a massacre at a Baghdad church last year, the spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council said Thursday. On October 31 militants stormed Our Lady of Salvation church in central Baghdad, killing 44 worshippers, two priests and seven security force ...

Fears of ‘unchecked Islamic persecution’ in Iraq

31/10/2011 A year after the massacre at the Syrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad left 58 dead, an Assyrian news agency is expressing concern about the future of Iraq’s Christian community. “For Assyrians in Iraq, the scheduled departure of U.S. forces at the end of December, 2011 is of great concern,” the Assyrian International News Agency stated in ...

Iraq: Islamic Radicals Bomb Christian Church In Kirkuk

15/8/2011 Kirkuk (AsiaNews) – A bomb exploded last night near the St Ephraim Syrian Orthodox Church in Kirkuk, which is just a few hundreds of metres from the Chaldean cathedral, in central part of the city. The device blew up at 1.30 am and there were no victims. The damages to the church were however huge ...