The Sir Bani Yas Church and Monastery dates to the 7th and 8th centuries CE. It continued flourish well after Islam spread throughout the region.
Pope Francis is set to arrive in Baghdad today on the first ever visit of a Catholic pontiff to Iraq although its Christian communities are among the world’s most ancient.
Pope Francis has done Iraq a great service. His visit, the first ever by a Catholic pontiff, put that martyred country back on the map of world news for three historic days.
There was a sense of swirling unease because he hadn’t slept for days following a week of communal clashes in which many were injured. His nights were becoming darker and longer for he thought that long knives were still out and shining.
‘It will be a joy to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration which evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth,’ the Italian tenor says.
One woman who was apparently Muslim challenged the man who was targeting the Jewish family.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed tweeted, “We would like to wish all of our Christian brothers and sisters in the UAE and around the world a peaceful and Merry Christmas.”
It was confirmed that the Danish football player suffered a cardiac arrest.
Sunday, April 13th, 1975, was a fateful day for Lebanon. I remember it well. My husband, 5-year old daughter, and I were returning home from a lunch party