» 03/31/2005, 00.00
Easter in Mosul, Christians overcome fear and throng churches
Churches full of the faithful are a sign of the resurrection, says Chaldean priest.
Christians of Mosul, the light of the Resurrection in the Calvary of war
Mosul Archbishop's Easter message: "Let us learn from Jesus; let us work so that the last word is not left to terrorism and death." Local priest tells of Easter preparations: packed churches, youth attending Mass despite parents' orders. Liturgy shortened during Holy Week to limit the risk of attacks.
Baghdad Christians celebrate Palm Sunday without fear
Christian political leader abducted in January is freed.
Mosul: despite bombs and gunfire near churches the faithful have not forsaken Holy Week
Attacks and threats against the often targeted Chaldean parish of the Holy Spirit continue. “We offer our suffering as a token of love for Jesus,” parishioners say. Holy Week rites take place in an underground hall to avoid explosions. Greetings are sent to the Pope, “who always holds the Iraqi people in his heart.”
Easter, a time of crowded churches and terrorist threats
Easter, the 'Light of Christ', from Jerusalem to the Jordan
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