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Iraqi bishop sees 'ethnic cleansing' of Christian minority in Mosul

December 16, 2009

After three more bombing attacks on Christian institutions in Mosul, Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk has warned that a campaign of “ethnic and religious cleansing” is underway in the Iraqi city. A baby girl was killed, and 40 people wounded, when bombs hit two Catholic churches and grenades were tossed at a Catholic school. The archbishop urgently called for tighter security to stop the anti-Christian violence. One frightened resident told AsiaNews that the Christian minority in Mosul may be “a community destined to die.”


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  • Posted by: - Dec. 17, 2009 1:39 PM ET USA

    The Peace of CHRISTUS on you. Sorry for my English, i write to you from south French Alps. Concerning the issue of Iraq's Christians i think the worst's coming for them. When Army will leave Iraq they will be the last symbol of occident presence in this land for muslim i let you imagine what'll happen to them! With Humility i invitate CHRISTIANS to pray for them! Praying's one thing,what us CHRISTIANS (i do not said Frenchy!)are ready to do for them?Look what israel's do for their people!