Please keep Christians in Iraq and (other countries in which they are persecuted) in your prayers this Christmas.
KIRKUK, Iraq (12/22/10) — Christians across Iraq have been living in fear since the assault on Our Lady of Salvation Church as its Catholic congregation was celebrating Sunday Mass. Sixty-eight people were killed. Days later Islamic insurgents bombed Christian homes and neighborhoods across the capital.
On Tuesday, al-Qaida insurgents threatened more attacks on Iraq’s beleaguered Christians, many of whom have fled their homes or the country since the church attack. A council representing Christian denominations across Iraq advised its followers to cancel public celebrations of Christmas out of concern for their lives and as a show of mourning for the victims.
“Nobody can ignore the threats of al-Qaida against Iraqi Christians,” said Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako in Kirkuk. “We cannot find a single source of joy that makes us celebrate. The situation of the Christians is bleak.”
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h/t Byzantine Texas
3 thoughts on “Pray for Persecuted Christians”
Thank you for posting this.
I ask St. Elizabeth the New Martyr to intercede for persecuted Christians, and for us when our turn comes.
“… for theirs is the kingdom of heaven …” May the Lord be with them and keep them always.