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Rosary in hand, Christians flee IS-held Raqqa

‘We tried to stay but we couldn’t take it anymore’ JAZRA, Syria, Aug 9, (AFP): Sawsan Karapetyan and her family lived in fear for years as some of the only Christians in the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold Raqqa. On Tuesday she fled, clutching her rosary. Under the cover of …

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His Holiness Aram I inaugurates St Vartanantz Church in Salwa

KUWAIT CITY, May 22: On Friday, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia inaugurated the newly-constructed St Vartanantz Church and the Prelacy in Salwa area. In his speech, His Holiness Aram I praised the State of Kuwait for its religious tolerance, describing it as a place …

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Pope Tawadros II hails Egyptian-Kuwaiti ties

‘I will remember Kuwait with all the love when I return to Egypt’ KUWAIT CITY, April 26: Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II has stressed the depth of relations between Kuwait and Egypt. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday while visiting the State of Kuwait for the first time since …

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Christians ‘celebrate’ Easter across Mideast – Tight security in Egypt

JERUSALEM, April 16, (Agencies): Christians are celebrating Easter across the Middle East, where many are struggling to maintain their embattled communities in the face of war, terrorism and discrimination. Thousands of worshippers flocked to Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified …

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Tight security at churches

KUWAIT CITY, April 15: In the midst of tough security thousands of Christians poured into the churches across Kuwait on Good Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, reports a local Arabic daily. The Good Friday Mass included the traditional way of the cross …

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Blasts kill 43, Sisi deploys troops – Amir condoles Egypt

TANTA, Egypt/CAIRO, April 9, (Agencies): At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that included the seat of the Coptic Pope, the latest assault on a religious minority increasingly targeted by Islamist militants. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, which …

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Huge crowds stage procession

MANILA, Jan 9, (Agencies): Masses of Catholic devotees in the Philippine capital braved sizzling weather and terrorist fears on Monday in a frenzied bid to touch a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ that is believed to have miraculous powers. The annual parade, which police said attracted more than one million …

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Bittersweet Christmas for Iraqi Christians near Mosul – Some damage could not be easily erased

QARAQOSH, Iraq, Dec 25, (AFP): Iraqi Christians celebrated a bittersweet Christmas in a town near Mosul from which they had fled over two years before, in a church still marred by damaged crosses and jihadist graffiti. Sunday’s mass at the Mar Yohanna church in Qaraqosh east of Mosul brought residents …

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Christians in Kuwait pray for peace on Christmas Eve – Thousands throng churches for Mass

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: Braving the cold winter weather, people prayed for peace in the heart of this conservative Muslim State — a haven for religious tolerance as thousands of Christians Saturday attended the annual Christmas Eve Mass to commemorate the birth of Infant Jesus — a festive season spreading …

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Churches in Kuwait to keep low profile

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: At a time when churches in Kuwait and other parts of the world are preparing for Christmas, a suicide bomber identified as Abu Abdullah al-Masri recently detonated an explosive belt inside the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, killing dozens of peaceful worshippers, reports Arab Times daily. As …

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