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Stop the Persecution of Iraqi Christians
By Ann Bahri :: Friday, June 15, 2007 :: 64850 Views :: Law & Order, Government & Society, World News & Odds 'N' Ends

California, USA - The Chaldean Committe for the the Human Rights of the Christians of Iraq will be holding a peace rally on Friday, June 15, 2007, in front of the federal building at 880 Front St., San Diego between 12 noon - 2:00 p.m.

The rally hopes to bring to the world’s attention the continuous oppression, inhumane and brutal treatment of Iraqi Christians. The Iraqi Christians are a daily target for kidnapping, bombing, assassination and other acts of violence because of their religion.

His Holiness Pope Benedict the XVI, in his meeting and discussion with President Bush, highlighted and expressed his deepest concern about the worsening situation of the Christians in Iraq.  Indeed, Christianity is persecuted under the watchful eyes of the Iraqi government and the world.

Bishop Sarhad Jammo of St. Peter Diocese for the Chaldeans and Assyrians, in his cry for the rights of his people stated: “I fully support this rally in order to protest the inhumane and oppressive actions against the Christians in Iraq. I appeal to the U.S. government and the human conscience of the civilized world to do what it takes to save the Christians of Iraq, and to protect their full constitutional rights.

The Christians of Iraq are the decedents of the great builders of human civilization, whose roots go back to the early days of Mesopotamia, and they are entitled to their equal constitutional rights in their ancestral land, Iraq.

Rally Announcement
Stop the Persecution of Iraqi Christians

Organizer:
Chaldean Committee for the Human Rights of the Christians of Iraq (San Diego, CA)

Date: Friday, June 15, 2007

Gathering Time:     10:00 AM

At St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Cathedral
1627 Jamacha Way, El Cajon, CA 92019

Note:   Buses will be available to transport the participants to Downtown
(Please carpool to St. Peter Cathedral)

Rally Time:     12 noon – 2:00 pm

Rally Location:     Downtown San Diego at the Federal Building Federal Building 880 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101
(Corner of Front & Broadway)

For information call: (619) 579-7997   or    (619) 579-7913


Mart Mariam Chaldean Church

Mart Mariam Chaldean Catholic Church
2849 W. Chase Ave.,
Tel: (773) 761-9401
Fax: (773) 761-9045

Founding Pastor:
Mgsr. Edward Bikoma

Administrating Pastor:
Rev. Sanharib Youkhanna
 


 Rev. Sanharib Youkhanna

Rev. Sanharib Youkhanan was born in November 23, 1968 in Mosul, Iraq.  He graduated from Duhouk in 1986 and entered the renowned Saint Peter Seminary in Baghdad.  In 1992 he graduated with degrees in philosophy and theology.  That same year he was ordained a priest, by Mar Youhanan Kello of Saint Mary Chaldean Catholic Church of Dohouk, Iraq.  Fr. Youkhanan served the community of Dohouk for over a decade ministering to their spiritual, social, civil, and community needs.

In 2006, Fr. Youkhanan was recruited by Mar Ibrahim N. Ibrahim as an administrator to Mart Mariam Parish in Chicago, Illinois.  


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