Archive for the ‘Holy Land News’ Category

Judge extends stay on deportation of Chaldean Catholics

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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July 26, 2017

A federal district court judge has extended his stay on the deportation of 1,441 Chaldean Catholics and other Iraqis with standing immigration removal orders and criminal records. (more…)


Holy See favors two-state solution in Holy Land

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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July 26, 2017

A Vatican representative told the UN Security Council that the Holy See continues to favor the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in a July 25 address. (more…)


Custos: moderation, dialogue needed

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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July 25, 2017

The Franciscan superior in the Holy Land has told an Italian news agency that the situation in Jerusalem is “very dangerous.” (more…)


Tomb of the Patriarchs as Palestinian heritage site

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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July 10, 2017

The UN’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron as a World Heritage Site, approving a request by the Palestinian Authority. (more…)


Bishop responds to deportation of Iraqi Christians

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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June 14, 2017

Bishop Francis Kalabat, the Chaldean Catholic bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, described the federal government’s immigration roundup of dozens of Detroit-area Iraqi Christians as “a very strange and painful day for our community in America.” (more…)


Archbishop offers his apartment to Syrian refugees

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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June 14, 2017

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski has moved out of his apartment in Rome to make it available to a family of refugees from Syria. (more…)


Israel and Vatican still short of diplomatic accord

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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June 14, 2017

A joint Vatican-Israeli working commission met in Rome on June 13 to continue negotiations aimed at a final diplomatic agreement establishing the legal and economic status of Church institutions in the Holy Land. (more…)


Christians should avoid churches for safety

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

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June 09, 2017

Egypt’s interior minister has advised Christians to curtail their visits to churches and monasteries in light of the rash of violence targeted against Christians. (more…)


Syriac prelates urge UN protection

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

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May 15, 2017

Three Syriac bishops have called for international protection of the Christian enclaves in northern Iraq, but the Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate of Baghdad has distanced itself from the plea. (more…)


Lawmaker: 1.5M Christians have left Iraq

Friday, May 5th, 2017

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May 04, 2017

A Christian member of the Iraqi parliament said that 1,500,000 Christians have left Iraq since the United States invaded the nation in 2003.

According to the Turkish-based Andalou Agency, Josef Sleve said that the pace of emigration has increased since the Islamic State’s 2014 invasion.