Doreen Abi Raad

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November 02, 2020
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the massacre by Islamic militants at Our Lady of Deliverance Church in Baghdad, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan reminded the faithful that “our martyrs are the torches of faith that illuminate our paths of life and ignite in us the fire of love toward everyone.” Two priests were
September 21, 2020
Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai warned that the Christian presence in the Middle East is shrinking and Church leaders "are called to face the winds that blow in our homelands"
September 16, 2020
A personal visit from a priest can give strength to those whose lives have been turned upside down by the trauma and devastation of the Beirut port blasts.
September 08, 2020
"It really broke my heart, but I had to be strong," says Sr Marie Justine el Osta
September 04, 2020
Parolin's visit coincides with Pope Francis's call for a day of prayer and fasting for the country
July 07, 2020
Without immediate action from the international community, Christians in northern Iraq could be endangered with extinction, warns a new report from the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need
August 28, 2019
To support the faithful and encourage them to stay in their homeland, the Syriac Catholic Church has reestablished a diocese for the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan celebrated the new diocese at a Mass at Queen of Peace Syriac Catholic Church in Irbil, Iraq, on August 24. In his
July 17, 2019
The first time a band of Islamic State militants “visited” the monks, they presented the monks with a kind of suggestion, in a nonthreatening manner: “Why don’t you become a Muslim?” Already, the four monks at the ancient Syriac Catholic Mar Behnam Monastery in Khidr, Iraq, had felt they were under siege. Ten days earlier,
September 11, 2018
The Syriac Catholic Patriarch rededicated the cathedral in Aleppo
December 29, 2015
Tiny country has 1.5m Syrians on to of 500,000 Palestinians from previous conflicts
November 25, 2015
Forty-six people died in last week's suicide bombings
November 02, 2015
Bishops also thanked God for release of Fr Jack Murad by ISIS earlier this month
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