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Repose of Rev’d P.K. Raphael in India

An eminent scholar of the Syriac language and a senior priest of Church of the East in India Rev’d P.K. Raphael (75 years old), son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Poovathinkal Kochappu, has entered into the eternal peace at 5.30pm on 20 September 2012

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H.B. Mar Gewargis Sliwa Lecture in Illinois

His Beatitude Mar Gewargis Sliwa, Metropolitan of Iraq, Jordan and Russia has delivered a lecture to faithful in Illinois entitled ‘Pictures from the Past’. The lecture was held at St Andrew’s Church, Glenview, Illinois on Tuesday 4th September 2012.

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His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East Participates in Middle East Peace Conference

In response to a personal and direct invitation from Mr. Ahmet Davutoglu, Foreign Minister of Turkey, His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch, participated in an international conference in Istanbul. Under the theme, ‘The Arab Awakening and Peace in the Middle East: Muslim-Christian Perspectives,’ the conference was held at the Le Meridien Hotel (Istanbul) from the 7th to the 8th of September 2012. The delegation accompanying His Holiness included His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California and Secretary of the Holy Synod, and His Grace Mar Paulus Benjamin, Bishop of the Eastern USA Diocese.

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H. G. Mar Paulus Benjamin Attends Washington, D.C. Religious Minorities Exhibit

In light of all the recent challenges religious minorities face throughout the Middle East, on July 19, 2012, the Congress of the United States, Washington DC introduced a resolution (H. RES. 732) that calls for the protection of the rights and freedoms of religious minorities in the Arab world, particularly in Egypt and Iraq. In addition, the new resolution encourages the newly elected Egyptian President and Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to ensure that the Constituent’s Assembly will draft a new constitution that is representative of all parts of Egyptian society, including the religious minorities. Also, the resolution calls upon the local and federal governments of Iraq to prosecute acts of violence against Assyrians and other minorities, and make the protection of ancient ethno-religious minorities in Iraq an urgent priority.

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