Mass celebrated in Syrian Catholic Church of Our Lady of Deliverance in Baghdad, one week after the attack and massacre of Christians
Against the backdrop of blood and flesh splattered, bullet riddled walls, Mass was celebrated on Sunday at the Syrian Catholic Church of Our Lady of Deliverance in Baghdad, one week after the horrific bloodbath in which dozens of Christians were massacred.
At the same time local sources are reporting that two Christians were assassinated yesterday in Baghdad, details are yet to be confirmed.
Things are so dire that British based Archbishop Athanasios Dawood – A Syriac Orthodox archbishop – is urging Christians to flee Iraq. This advise comes in light of Al-Qaida’s front group in Iraq threatening more attacks specifically targeting Christians.
Meanwhile, worldwide Iraqi Christians in the diaspora are making their voices heard and protesting against the massacre of the faithful in Iraq via Internet. A major campaign was launched on the social networking site Facebook, with a page entitled: “The March Against the Ethnic Cleansing of Iraq’s Indigenous Christians,” which already has 45,000 members.
There are worldwide demonstrations today in response to the church massacre and the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Iraq’s indigenous Christians.
The London demo began at 12pm:
Old Palace Yard
Westminster SW1P 3JY
London, United Kingdom
Get along now if you can.
UPDATE: Here is confirmation and further details on the two assassinated Christians I mention above:
Tags: Christian Persecution