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Long-Presse / Baghdad
It announced the Diocese of Erbil, on Friday, about plans to open a Catholic University in the city during next October, and promised a weapon to confront the threats (Daash) and a message confirming the steadfastness of Christians and not leaving the country, while confirming that the university will receive Christians and Yazidis of displaced Nineveh Plain and even Muslims who wish to do so , Australian Catholic University has pledged to provide the necessary support for that university.
The Archbishop of Arbil of the Chaldean Church Archbishop Bashar Warda, in a press interview I followed the (long-Presse) on the sidelines of the 25th session of the activities of the General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities held in the Australian city of Melbourne, said that “the Diocese of Erbil plans to open a Catholic university in the city of Arbil during the month of October Next first. ”
He rose, “This university will receive the youth of Christians and Yazidis displaced from Nineveh plain areas, will be the university doors are also open to Muslims who want to learn side by side with Christians and Yazidis in order to chart a new future for Iraq and the region,” returned the founding of the university “weapon to confront (Daash) The message confirming the steadfastness of Christians and not leaving the country. ”
He rose, to “the existence of more than 12 thousand and 700 families living in Brahah Chaldean to Erbil since the tenth of June of last year’s events, with the presence of seven of thousands of other families living in different parts of the Obrichat Zakho, Amadiyah and Sulaymaniyah,” pointing to the existence of “572 student They have completed junior high school and do not have a chance to enter local universities. ”
For his part, mission Abrehh Australian Catholic University, director of St. Michael’s father Anthony Kazemanto said, “The Australian university will provide all it could to help the University of Arbil Catholic including the provision of advice to the members of the university staff in Arbil and conduct training courses for them and give them the degrees to come to the Australian university to complete Studies Master’s and doctoral degrees to supplement the University of Arbil able leadership cadres, “stressing” solidarity with the Christians of Iraq and pray for them because they are being persecuted. ”
The Christians in Iraq are subjected to violence since 2003 in Baghdad, Mosul, Kirkuk and Basra, including the kidnapping and killing of Bishop Chaldean Catholic Paulos Faraj Rahho, in March 2008 incident, in addition to the incident Lady of Deliverance church in 2010, after the control of the organization (Daash ) on the city of Mosul, on the tenth of June 2014 the past, they have been killed, displacement and looting property and burning their homes.