Muslims donated the Cross of the Lady of Rosary Church. Traditionally, Muslims and Catholics prepare the Cross for worship during Holy Week. Services are scheduled to allow the faithful to participate.
Catholic priest relates how Easter is being celebrated on the tsunami-stricken island. The West has forgotten what happened but locals still know how to smile. Tourism is in crisis and reconstruction only concerns big hotels. Easter mass will be followed by an inter-faith meal for Buddhists and Christians.
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.