Baghdad cathedral reopens following massacre
Catholic World News - November 09, 2010
Amid shattered windows and broken statues and pews, Sunday Mass has resumed at the Syrian Catholic cathedral in Baghdad, site of the October 31 massacre that left over 50 worshippers dead.
Two Syrian Catholic priests returned from Rome to take the place of the two slain in the attack, and 60 Catholics attended Mass on November 7. Archbishop Georges Casmoussa-- himself a kidnapping victim in 2005-- said that the archeparchy’s 75-year-old vicar general, who was shot in the stomach during the attack, has begun to recover.
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