‘Like a Miracle’: Israel’s Vaccine Success Allows Easter Crowds in Jerusalem

Author: Patrick Kingsley

Publication Date: 3/4/2021

Source: The New York Times

Last year, the pandemic forced the cancellation of the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem. This Holy Week, local Christians are thronging the streets of the Old City.

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Kurdistan’s President congratulated all Christians on Easter Day

Publication Date: 4/4/2021

Source: Shafaq News

Kurdistan’s President, Nechirvan Barzani, on Saturday congratulated all Christians in Kurdistan and the world on Easter Day.

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William Barber preaches at Easter vigil service spotlighting Christian Palestinians

Author: Daoud Kuttab

Publication Date: 6/4/2021

Source: Religious News Service

Barber’s appearance served to recognize Christians in the Palestinian liberation movement, which some American evangelicals paint as an apocalyptic conflict between Christians and Muslims.

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UAE: Christian faithful observe Good Friday through online services

Author: Ashwani Kumar

Publication Date: 3/4/2021

Source: Khaleej Times

With pandemic-imposed restrictions on gatherings, majority of Christian expats are marking the holy week from their houses by following online streaming of services held in churches. Prayers for a relief from the pandemic are on every lip.

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Lebanese Christians bring light in a very dark time

Author: Kevin Zeller

Publication Date: 24/3/2021

Source: Mission Network News

Lebanon’s middle class has virtually disappeared amid worsening economic troubles. Millions have sunk below the poverty line. Lebanon remains without a functioning government ever since the Beirut explosion last summer.

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Easter 2021: Churches in UAE to observe Easter with COVID-19 precautions in place

Author: Angel Tesorero

Publication Date: 3/4/2021

Source: Gulf News

As Christians across the UAE celebrate Easter on Sunday, priests and church officials reminded the congregants to observe proper health and safety protocol when they attend church services, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Muted Easter celebrations for Lebanon’s Christians as poverty bites

Author: Aya Iskandarani

Publication Date: 4/4/2021

Source: The National News

For the second year running, a once-colourful celebration for Lebanon’s Christians is marred by national crisis

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Committee of Christian Property Expropriations Makes Headway

Publication Date: 28/3/2021

Source: Persecution

A recently formed Iraqi parliament committee has returned at least 50 houses and other properties to their rightful Christian owners. The committee was formed in January by a prominent Shia leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, to explore the complaints from Christians regarding illegal property expropriations.

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Christians in Baghdad celebrate Easter with resignation

Publication Date: 5/4/2021

Source: Archyde

Easter Sunday. Mass has just ended in the Syrian Catholic Church of Our Lady of Salvation (Sayidat Al-Najat), in central Baghdad. In just a few minutes the benches are emptied, while the last notes of song are lost in the nave. Just a month ago, Pope Francis delivered from this same altar a speech of hope and unity, exhorting the Christians of Iraq to forgiveness and resilience. A particularly symbolic message in this cathedral where on October 31, 2010, terrorists had killed 48 people and injured hundreds of others.

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As pope ends trip, Iraq's prime minister calls for national dialogue

Author: Hassan Ali Ahmed

Publication Date: 8/3/2021

Source: Al Monitor

After Pope Francis returned from his first international trip since the coronavirus pandemic began, where he visited different ethnicities and religious groups in Iraq, he tweeted, “Iraq will always remain in my heart.” He asked the Iraqi people “to work together, united for a future of peace and prosperity that leaves no one behind and discriminates against no one.”

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