In solidarity with our suffering brothers and sisters of Mosul, the Eastern Iraqi churches led by the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Toma Dawood, Syrian Catholic Monsignor Nizar Semaan, Chaldean Catholic Father Nadheer, Ancient Church of the East Corepiscopos (Khoury) Fr Dr Khoshaba, Eastern Assyrian Father Tony and others are joining forces together with their communities and supporters from all parts of Britain in a demonstration in London on Saturday 26th July 2014.
In an interview granted by the Syrian (Syriac) Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Ignace Joseph III Younan, to Sergio Cenofanti of Vatican Radio (in Italian), the Patriarch declared that the Syrian Catholic Bishopric in Mosul has been completely burned down.
The full translation and an article on the new genocide letter are published in the Rorate Caeli Blog.
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In an open letter addressed to "all men of good will and those who care for the Iraqi nation", Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Baghdad, warned that Iraq is heading towards a humanitarian, cultural, and historical disaster.
Below is the full translation as published by AsiaNews.it. For the original text in Arabic, please click here.
The situation in Mosul has turned tragic since ISIS took control in June 2014. On Friday 18th June ISIS issued an ultimatum to all Christians: ‘convert to Islam, leave your homes or you will be killed’. Mass exodus followed with people leaving everything behind. Most of them are now heading to Kurdistan and they are in dire need of help.
As required by the Charity Commission, ICIN wishes to announce that pursuant to its adoption by Supplemental Deed on 10 June 2014, the objects of the Charity have been amended to read 'The relief of hardship, sickness and distress of Iraqi and other middle eastern Christians through, financial, medical and educational aid'. The name of ICIN and its logo both remain unchanged.