Posted by: becketfund | August 20, 2007

Iraq: Mosul’s Christians Must Flee or Submit

The Boston Herald reports that Mosul’s Christian community, once a substantial part of the population in Iraq’s third-largest city, are being driven out of the area or forced by militants to adopt Islamic dress.  The city and the surrounding province of Ninawa, once home to the majority of Iraq’s pre-war population of just under a million Christians, also housed twenty-three churches.  Today, services rarely happen; many Christians have fled to the countryside and to areas of Kurdish control, or have gone abroad, mostly to Syria.

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