By Michelle Martin
Chicago -- The University of St. Mary of the Lake counts plenty of Catholic prelates among the men who studied there. Now, it can count the leader of the Assyrian Church of the East. Mar Awa Royel, born in Chicago, was elected patriarch in Erbil, Iraq, in September.
By Hassanin Mubarak
In 2001, exactly 50 years after the Iraqi national team was formed, I made a discovery. I was reading a comment on the old sports forum about a player named Saeed Easho. It was the start to unearthing the story of Iraq's first national team. Many years later I contacted the ex-footballer, and through him it seemed as if everything fell into place.
Baghdad -- On Sunday, the home of a Christian shop keeper who sold alcohol was targeted in an attack. The incident took place in al-Amarah, a city in central-eastern Iraq on the Tigris River, capital of Maysan governorate. Reacting to the event, the Chaldean primate, Card Louis Raphael Sako, said he was full of "sadness and sorrow" at the news.
By Siranush Ghazanchyan
On Monday 29th November 2021, the Federal Parliament's House of Representatives will debate a Motion calling on the Australian Government to recognize the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Genocides, reports the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).
By Robert Nicholson
The Middle East lies in the throes of a full-scale civilizational crisis. Scores of Sunnis and Shiites have declared war on the West in the name of Islam; in the meantime, they are slaughtering each other without shame. The simultaneous draw-down of U.S.
By Arvind Kurian Abraham
In St. Mary's Orthodox Church or 'Cheriyapally' in Kerala's Kottayam town, the recent deciphering of a nearly 300-year-old inscription on a wooden plank, has shed light on the long forgotten connection between Kerala and a Persian Bishop from the early 1700s known as Mar Gabriel.
Dohuk, Iraq -- In the Autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan, the collection of documents and complaints on the illegal expropriation of real estate - houses and land - suffered by Christian owners in recent decades continues without interruption.
By Uzay Bulut
The 22 remaining schools run by minority communities of Armenians, Jews and Greeks in Turkey are suffering -- both financially and due to the declining number of students. Garo Paylan, an Armenian MP of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), came up with a policy idea at Turkey’s parliament to help the minority schools in the country to survive.
By Edward Pentin
Karemlesh, Iraq -- An Iraqi priest whose family home was destroyed by ISIS has been consecrated bishop in a church he has spent the past four years restoring. Chaldean Bishop Thabet Habib Yousif Al Mekko, a popular priest who for many years has dedicated himself to serving the faithful in his native Nineveh Plain town of Karemlash, was consecrated Bishop of Alqosh on Oct.
By Siranush Ghazanchyan
The peak advocacy bodies of the Armenian-Australian, Assyrian-Australian, and Greek-Australian communities have expressed their deep concern and dismay at comments made by Australia's Ambassador to Turkey, H.E. Miles Armitage praising genocidal dictator Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as a humanitarian. In a letter addressed to Australia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon.
By Barseen Oshana
Australia consists of a multitude of ethnic groups who have made their way into the diaspora for various reasons, whether it be escaping persecution or attempting to improve their livelihoods abroad. For many of these expatriate groups, they have the privilege to maintain a tangible connection with their homeland.
The reopening ceremony of the main church of the monastery of Mar Korkis, in the Iraqi city of Mosul, seriously damaged by the militiamen of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (Daesh) during the time of the jihadist occupation, is scheduled by the end of November.