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Celebrations mark return of Iraqi Christians to Nineveh

15 Sep , 2017  

About 500 Christian families – up to 2,500 people – celebrated their long-awaited homecoming to Iraq’s Nineveh Plains with ceremonies marking a fresh start in their old towns and villages. In Qaraqosh (Baghdeda), the largest of Nineveh’s Christian towns, priests and people holding olive branches processed through the streets chanting hymns in Aramaic, the language […]

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Reconstruction of Christian Homes in Iraq Begins Today

9 May , 2017  

Written by Daniele Piccini, adapted by ACN Philippines staff Amidst the destruction left behind by ISIS, Christians in Iraq begin today the reconstruction of the houses of 105 families in the villages of Bartella, Karemlash and Baghdeda on the Nineveh Plains, an area that served as the birthplace of one of the earliest Christian communities […]

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Urbi et Orbi: Easter Message of Pope Francis (2017)

17 Apr , 2017  

  Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Today, throughout the world, the Church echoes once more the astonishing message of the first disciples: “Jesus is risen!” – “He is truly risen, as he said!” The ancient feast of Passover, the commemoration of the liberation of the Hebrew people from slavery, here finds fulfillment. By his […]

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