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45 Syrian Christians massacred in town of Sadad

5 November 2013 The “most serious and biggest massacre of Christians in Syria” in which 45 people were killed and 1,500 families held hostage has been reported by the Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama. It happened during the week following 21 October in the ancient Christian town of Sadad, which lies about 100 miles north-east of Damascus, after ... Read More »

Sydney’s Syrian Christians Fear for Lives of Family and Friends

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 4 Oct 2013 Syrian-born Father Rahal Dergham, Migrant Chaplain to the Archdiocese of Sydney’s Syrian and Iraqi community has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to resettle 500 Syrian refugees as part of its humanitarian refugee program. “The news is a cause for joy and fills us with happiness. When compared with the more than 2 million ... Read More »

How the Iraq War Became a War on Christians

And why supporting Syria’s rebels may extinguish Christianity in its oldest environs. By Andrew Doran • May 9, 2013 http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-the-iraq-war-became-a-war-on-christians/ The recent dedication of George W. Bush’s presidential library in Texas briefly rekindled debate about the defining event of his presidency, the Iraq War. The visceral hatred of many for the war and the man having substantially diminished, a more ... Read More »

Syrian archbishops ‘most likely dead’

14 June 2013 Speakers at a conference in Oxford last week gave strong indications that the two Orthodox archbishops kidnapped near the Syrian city of Aleppo on 22 April had been killed. A senior regional source said he thought Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi had been murdered on the day that they were kidnapped. The pair ... Read More »

SOME THINGS JUST NEVER CHANGE

It is very interesting, if not revealing, that within the mainstream media we do not hear the truth or the full details of racism, hatred or prejudice that is within our midst and afflicting our societies. Nor do we hear as to how “multiculturalism” is used as a weapon and a defence by people who accuse others of hatred, racism ... Read More »

Further Updates from Syria

Prologue Dearly beloved readers, the news that I receive from friends and acquaintances from those in the Middle East, and especially from Syria is very bleak. The anger, sorrow and the atrocities expressed within these letters I cannot bring myself to publish because it is too painful for me personally, but they are very telling of the situation upon the ... Read More »