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ISIS Force Last Iraqi Christians to Leave Mosul

ISIS Force Last Iraqi Christians to Leave Mosul

By 1 p.m. on Friday almost every Christian in Mosul had heard the Sunni militants’ message — they had until noon Saturday to leave the city.

Pope Francis to bring a Message of Peace to the Holy Land

Pope Francis to bring a Message of Peace to the Holy Land

Pope Francis visits the Holy Land beginning this Saturday, May 24, on his second trip since becoming the head of the Roman Catholic Church last year. His first stop is in Jordan where he will visit the place – at the Jordan River – many Catholics believe Jesus was baptized and began his ministry.

Pilgrims Flock to Bethlehem to Celebrate Christmas

Pilgrims Flock to Bethlehem to Celebrate Christmas

The Christian faithful flocked to Palestinian-ruled Bethlehem in the West Bank on Wednesday to celebrate Christmas in the town where it all began. Thousands of pilgrims from around the world converged on the ancient Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem to visit the grotto where tradition says Jesus, the Christian messiah, was born.

Panel Approves New Egyptian Draft Constitution

Panel Approves New Egyptian Draft Constitution

A 50-member panel tasked with amending Egypt’s constitution has approved a new draft and will send it to Egypt’s interim president Tuesday for his approval. It then must be approved by voters and would replace the pro-Islamic document enacted under ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Syrian Christians Dread Upsurge of Islamic Fundamentalism

Syrian Christians Dread Upsurge of Islamic Fundamentalism

Syria’s Christians dread the upsurge of radical Islamic fundamentalism among rebels battling to oust President Bashar al-Assad, concerned that the Syrian civil war could spell the doom of Christianity in their country.

Obama Pursues Syria Diplomacy, Fallback Airstrikes

Obama Pursues Syria Diplomacy, Fallback Airstrikes

President Barack Obama Tuesday laid out his case for stopping the Syrian government from using chemical weapons. The president also cautiously endorsed a Russian diplomatic initiative to defuse the crisis. In his 15-minute address to the American people, President Obama referred to the diplomatic developments of recent days as “encouraging signs.”

US Attack on Syria may have Varied Ramifications

US Attack on Syria may have Varied Ramifications

U.S. President Barack Obama returned to the United States late Friday after a three-day foreign trip with stops in Sweden and Russia where he worked to rally international support for military action in Syria.

Syria Remains Focal Point of the G20 Summit

Syria Remains Focal Point of the G20 Summit

The Group of Twenty, otherwise known as G20, is the international platform where key leaders come together on the most important economic and financial issues. Syria is the focal point of the Summit.

Clergy Warns against Intervention in Syria

Clergy Warns against Intervention in Syria

Baghdad – The US-led military intervention against Syria would be “a disaster. It would be like a volcano erupting with an explosion meant to destroy Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine. And maybe someone wants this”. This is what the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans Louis Raphael I Sako expressed to Fides Agency with regards to his concern over the prospect of an outside attack, which seems to be imminent, against the regime of Assad.

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