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Reports of priest slain by Islamic State in Mosul are false, archbishop says

February 05, 2015

Reports that a Catholic priest was killed in Mosul by the Islamic State are inaccurate, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate has announced.

Archbishop Amel Shamon Nona, who fled Mosul in June after the city fell to the Islamic State, told the Fides news service that all Chaldean priests have left the city. Widespread reports that a priest named Boulos Yakoub was recently killed are false, he said, adding that “there has never been a priest of that name in the Iraqi Church.”


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