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Chorbishop Felix Dawood Al Shabi, who will take office as bishop of Zakho as soon as Covid-19 restrictions allow, discusses the challenges presented by his new mission in a strategic area of Iraqi Kurdistan.
The presidential directive, signed on June 2, prioritizes international religious freedom in foreign policy and overseas government aid projects, among other things.
Bishop Zaidan explained that it was not a question of privileging Christians in Lebanon over other religious groups in the country “making them servants,” but that Christians need to have an equal footing with every other group in the country and the same rights and voice in the political sphere.
Holy Land Christians share in the widespread skepticism there that the new U.S. plan can provide a constructive solution to the region’s intractable divisions.
Pope Francis met with Iraq’s president Barham Salih on Saturday to discuss the need for stability in the country’s future, as well as the importance of Christians to maintaining the “social fabric” of Iraq.
Turkey’s military incursion into Syria one day later fueled their fears further.
‘What’s really critical to understand here is that our approach has really changed in the last two to three months,’ Max Primorac told the Register.
Deadly protests along the Israel and Gaza border escalated Monday, after Israeli troops opened fire on protesting Palestinians, resulting in 58 dead and another 2,700 injured.
Bishop Gregory Mansour explained Catholic Relief Services is part of a collaborative Catholic network supporting the Middle East Church in caring for genocide victims and war refugees.