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74. The Iraqi Nationalities conference calls for the protection of Christians

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74. The Iraqi Nationalities conference calls for the protection of Christians
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2010
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48
Article number: 
74
Article pages: 
8
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December 2, 2010
Author: 
Shīrzād Shīkhānī, ‘Abd Allāh Zāyid
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Ahmad al-Ghaz&#363l&#299
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The article talks about the Iraqi Nationalities conference held in Kurdistan in which the protection of Christians from terrorist attacks was discussed.

President Mas‘ūd Bārzānī said that Christians are welcome in Kurdistan and that they will be safe. Secretary General of the United Nations in Iraq Representative Ed Melkert told al-Sharq al-Awsat that all Iraqis should be able to live in peace, regardless of their religion.

The Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI received 26 Iraqi Christians who were injured in the attacks on a Catholic church by terrorist group al-Qā‘idah  last October 31st. Those victims have been hospitalized in Rome. The Pope condemned the terrorist attacks and said that he feels close to the victims.

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