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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0700

More than a decade ago, Amir Harrak spent three sweltering summers in his native Iraq, photographing inscriptions written in the Classical Syriac language. The University of Toronto researcher had set out to document the centuries-old engravings ...

The Pilot

The Pilot
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:45:00 -0700

A woman who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar sits with a child inside a tent at a camp in Syria's northern town of Qamishli Aug. 17. Returning from a visit to the Kurdish region of Iraq, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph III Younan ...
Roanoke Times
Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:22:30 -0700

(From left) Ragheda Dorra and Nadia Malloub take a break from serving customary Mediterranean fare to dance during the second annual Syriac Festival held on Saturday at St. Philoxenus of Mabug Syriac Orthodox Church. Many members of the ...
The Globe and Mail
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:45:00 -0700

The Martyrion of Mār Behnam contains a trilingual inscription: Syriac, Arabic, and Uyghur (Old Turkic). Uyghur was used by the Mongols. This is the only known example of a Uyghur inscription in Iraq. It relates to a donation given to Mār Behnam by a ...

The Pilot

The Pilot
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:26:15 -0700

Sermed Ashkouri, an Iraqi Christian who is a member of Our Lady of Mesopotamia Syriac Catholic Mission in Newton is pictured during a trip to his native Baghdad in 2013. Pilot photo/courtesy Sermed Ashkouri ...
B.C. Catholic Newspaper
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:33:45 -0700

By Deborah Gyapong Archbishop Ignatius Joseph III Younan, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East for the Syrians stopped in Ottawa Aug. 3-4 as part of a North American tour to sound the alarm about the plight of Christians in the Middle East. Deborah ...
Los Angeles Times
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:31:26 -0700

Militants recently destroyed a Syriac church in Mosul, a center of Christian life in Iraq for centuries. Roman Catholics in Mosul were forced to flee to Irbil, the Kurdish capital now being protected by the U.S. airstrikes that President Obama ...
The Catholic Register
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:25:25 -0700

The Patriarch was joined in Ottawa by the North American Syriac Eparch Archbishop Yousif Habash, Baghdad Bishop Youssef Abba and Mosul Bishop-emeritus Basile Georges Casmoussa, who now works for the Patriarchal Curia in Europe. As shepherds of ...

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