Canceling the Mass in Christmas

The sorting out of Iraq's internal tensions was inevitable given our rapid departure; but the threats against Christians are not new.
Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk in northern Iraq told the agency Aid to the Church in Need that Christians will spend Christmas in "great fear" because of the risk of new attacks. 
All services and Masses have been scheduled for daylight hours, he said in an interview with Rome-based AsiaNews. 
"Midnight Christmas Mass has been canceled in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk as a consequence of the never-ending assassinations of Christians," he said, citing the Oct. 31, 2010, attack on the Syrian Catholic cathedral that left 57 people dead in the Iraqi capital.
Something to think about, this Christmastide.


William said...

It will be interesting to watch how long there will still be Christians in Iraq... Sad, but instructive.

William sends.

BillT said...

There will be Christians in Iraq for as long as Christians have been in Iraq. They may not be as numerous or as visible, but they'll be there...

Ymar Sakar said...

"Cause pain before you injure. Injure before you maim. Maim before you kill. And if you must kill, make it a clean kill. Squeeze every drop of life from the opponent. Because life is so precious, it cannot be wasted, even in death."

“Let him cut your skin, and you cut his flesh. Let him cut your flesh, and you cut his bones. Let him cut your bones, and you cut off his life.”

Those that refuse to adhere to such precepts, often end up like the Christians of Iraq and the Jews of Judea. Somebody's always going to find an excuse to get em. Absent any yojimbo around.

bthun said...

Islamists kill dozens in Nigeria Christmas bombs