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Are We Watching the End of Christianity in Iraq?

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The Catholic News Agency published an article today that deserves our attention, our sadness, and our prayers. Here’s the beginning:

Persecution leading Iraqi Christians to draw harsh conclusions

By Alan Holdren, Rome Correspondent

Rome, Italy, Dec 17, 2010 / 02:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With Christmas fast approaching, Iraqi Christians are coming to the hard realization that there may be a day when there are no more Christians left in their homeland.

“Christians are being extinguished in Iraq, while Iraq remains Muslim,” said Father Georges Jahola, a Syro-Catholic priest from Mosul, Iraq currently studying in Rome.

Those who remain want to leave because they do not feel safe, he said. “They see that there is no longer a place for Christians in Iraq. Even for us as a Church, we cannot deny it.” (continue reading)



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Thomas Buck

posted December 18, 2010 at 7:41 am


This is another unfortunate consequence of the war.
Saddam appeared to have kept a lid on these things, not because he loved minorities, but he hated any potential challenge to his power.
If there’s a solution to this, I don’t see it happening without God’s intervention. Many individuals’ hearts would have to change to stop the bombings.
Sunnis and Shias appear to be at each others’ throats, still, too.
May God have mercy on us all.
Tom



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