Monday, July 21, 2014

No Christians left in Mosul, says Chaldean Patriarch

They shared the land with Muslims for 1400 years
An Iraqi Christian woman fleeing the violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul sits inside
the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chaldean Church in Telkaif, Iraq, July 20. (Reuters / CNS)
Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has stated that the militant takeover over of one Iraqi city has completely cleared out its Christian population.
"For the first time in the history of Iraq, Mosul is now empty of Christians."
He said 60,000 Christians lived in Mosul before 2003 and about 35,000 still called it their home up to the end of June. Read more from the Catholic News Service.

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