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Pope: Bishops, clergy in Middle East must not fall into sin of opulence

Pope: Bishops, clergy in Middle East must not fall into sin of opulence

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although the sin of war committed by nations has caused great suffering to Christians in the Middle East, the Catholic Church must bear in mind its own sins, Pope Francis said.

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Thanksgiving prayer is for Iraqi Christians to have place at table

Thanksgiving prayer is for Iraqi Christians to have place at table

| November 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

As Thanksgiving approaches, we are once again reminded of all the blessings we enjoy. One of those blessings is the freedom to worship God without fear. Recent world events, however, remind us that this is a blessing that not every person — particularly not every Christian — enjoys throughout the world.

Many people are still grieving in the wake of a terrorist attack Oct. 31 that killed 58 people and left some 75 wounded at a Syrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad. It’s not the first time Christians in Iraq have been targeted by militants, who have killed a local bishop, priests and lay people in previous attacks. And it likely won’t be the last.

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