Posts Tagged ‘Chaldean’

Trumped: federal judge refuses to deport Chaldeans and other Iraqis

Monday, June 26th, 2017

A federal judge in the US has given 114 Chaldeans and other Iraqis facing deportation a stay of at least two more weeks. During that time he will find out whether his court has the jurisdiction to rule on such matters. The US Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested those waiting deportation on 11 Read more

The Middle East’s friendless Christians

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from the Middle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a conference organized to highlight the persecution of his co-religionists will merit at most a footnote. But sometimes a footnote can help illuminate a tragedy’s unhappy whole. For decades, the Middle East’s increasingly beleaguered Christian Read more

First New Zealand visit for new Chaldean Patriarch

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
His Beatitude Louis Raphael I Sako

The new Chaldean Patriarch, His Beatitude Louis Raphael I Sako, (on Bishop Dunn’s right) the spiritual leader of Chaldean Catholics throughout the world, visited New Zealand last week for the first time since his elevation to the Patriarchal See in January 2013. Patriarch Sako, who is based in Bagdhad, Iraq, was accompanied by a number Read more