Iraqi-born priest appointed US bishop
Catholic World News - April 13, 2010
Pope Benedict has appointed Chorbishop Yousif Habash, a Syrian Catholic priest in Los Angeles, as bishop of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark for Syrian Catholics.
In an interview last month, Chorbishop Habash lamented the effects of the US invasion on Iraqi Christians. “In Mosul before [the U.S.-led Iraq invasion in 2003], there were not the rivers of blood like today,” he said. “Christians were not dying like insects.”
“Since 2003, there hasn't been any progress in Iraq,” he added. “The electricity, water and power [infrastructure] are destroyed.”
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