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Iraqi archbishop sees dangerous new phase in anti-Christian violence

November 17, 2010

Syrian Catholic Archbishop George Basile Casmoussa of Mosul sees a new phase in the campaign of violence against Iraqi Christians, with the murder of two Christian in their own home.

The attack on a private home, rather than a church or other public place, represents a “change in strategy” for anti-Christian terrorists, the archbishop told AsiaNews.

Reporting that many Christians are leaving Iraq’s major cities, where the campaign of violence is most pronounced, Archbishop Casmoussa called for the UN to investigate the anti-Christian pogroms and put pressure on the Iraqi government to provide adequate security for the religious minority.


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