Patriarch Sako: ‘In 10 Years There Will Only Be a Few Thousand Christians Left in Iraq’

Asia News - 29/4/14 Baghdad -- The Iraqi Chaldean Patriarch, Louis Raphael Sako I, says he is seriously concerned over the continuing decline of Christian presence in the country: "If measures are not taken soon, in 10 years' time there will only be a few thousand Christians left in Iraq". The Iraqi Christian community had more than a ...

Where is President Obama as Egypt’s Coptic Christians Die and Churches Burn?

Michael Terheyden 5/24/2013 Catholic Online (www.catholic.org) Last week, hundreds of Coptic Christians in Egypt stood up to a mob of 20 thousand Muslims. They risked their lives to protect their church, their religious freedom and each other. As Copts continue to suffer and die and their churches and property are destroyed, Christians have begun to notice ...

Series of attacks in Iraq, dozens of dead. Church of St Mathew in Baghdad targeted

21/3/2012 Asia News A bomb exploded near the Syrian-Orthodox church in the capital, killing two guards and wounding five others. Across the country there were over 20 explosions. AsiaNews sources: attacks to derail the upcoming Arab League summit. The violence set to continue. Baghdad (AsiaNews) - The Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Matthew, in Baghdad, is one ...

62 Coptic Christian Families Forcibly Evicted by Salafi Muslims

Coptic Christians demonstrating against persecution

By Asia News 10/2/2012 Salafi Muslims in the area of el-Amerya, with the complicity of the police and state authorities, set fire to Christian homes and shops, and forced several families to leave the country under the threat of further violence. On 30 January a crowd of Muslims attacked the village of Kobry- el-Sharbat for the second ...

50 Thousand Orthodox Christians Venerate Holy Belt of the Virgin in Moscow

By Nina Achmatova 11/22/2011 Asia News The relic, one of the most venerated in the Orthodox world, ends its tour of Russia at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Thousands waited up to 18 hours to see it. The security measures deployed are at the highest levels, because the exposure of the relic coincides with the celebrations for ...

Turkey: A “satisfied” Bartholomew I hopes for the reopening of the Halki School

By Asia News 5/9/2011 For the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople, the return of properties seized by the Turkish government is an act of justice and reparation for the illegal acts of the past. He has asked for further steps and Erdogan replied to him: This is just the beginning. Imminent reopening of the ... Istanbul - Bartholomew I, ...