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Iraqi Christians heading to church behind walls

As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Christmas, the faithful in Iraq hope to be able to attend Christmas Mass in safety.

An Iraqi Redemptorist, recently appointed Archbishop of Erbil, talks about the government’s plan to build concrete walls around churches in Baghdad and Mosul to protect churchgoers:

The sadness of the people is everywhere. Uncertainty is everywhere. The question on everyone’s lips is ‘What’s next?’” Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil told the charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Read the entire report here.