» 01/12/2010, 00.00
Mosul: Christian merchant killed as "ethnic cleansing" continues
A 75-year-old greengrocer is shot dead in front of his house. The abduction of a Christian female student is still shrouded in mystery. A wave of violence that includes attacks against churches, abductions and targeted killings of Christians is trying to force them into a mass exodus.
Christians “sad and in shock,” Mgr Sako says after car bomb explodes at Kirkuk church, wounding 15
The bomb causes major damages to Syro-Catholic church. Children and clergymen are among the wounded. A second car bomb set to go off near an Evangelical church is defused. A “sacred place” and “innocent people” were targeted, Kirkuk archbishop says.
Terror campaign targets Chaldean church in Iraq
There were two new attacks against the parish of the Holy Spirit in Mosul in as many days. A convent of Dominican Sisters has also been struck. These are the most blatant signs of a campaign that aims to throw Christians out of Iraq. Then there is the problem of emigration, a problem afflicting also Shiites and Sunnis.
Theology courses for lay people in Mosul resume despite violence
Notwithstanding prevalent insecurity, theology courses of lay people of the diocese resumed this year. Courses will also be held in a nearby Christian village.
First communion in Mosul, where shots became "fireworks"
The Chaldean parish priest of the Church of the Holy Spirit talks about the celebration of the first Holy Communion of 80 children while the city was struck by car bombs and shooting. "United, we pray for peace in Iraq and also in Lebanon and the rest of the world."
Mosul: more kidnappings and murders of Christians, to force them to the plain of Nineveh
A 60 year-old businessman killed, his kidnappers had demanded an enormous ransom. Another faithful of Mosul kidnapped; the fate of the doctor who was kidnapped in Kirkuk remains shrouded in mystery, AsiaNews sources: the violence disguises a political project to drive Christians out the city and force them to the plain of Nineveh.
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