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Offline dhinuus

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Two more Churches attacked in Mosul, Iraq
« on: December 24, 2009, 12:56:41 AM »
St. Thomas Syriac Orthodox Church and St. George Chaldean Church in Mosul were attacked this morning on 23-Dec-2009, by car bomb explosions, just days before Christmas. The two churches hit are two old buildings of great historical and cultural value.  In the attack on the church of Saint George three people were killed: a Christian and two Muslims, many others were injured.

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=17204&size=A

Just a few days ago on 16-Dec-2009 two other churches were attached.

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=honsgnlis0fmd6t3ni6hf3a0k1&topic=24955.0
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Re: Two more Churches attacked in Mosul, Iraq
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 02:10:12 AM »
May the Lord Jesus Christ strengthen the persecuted!

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Re: Two more Churches attacked in Mosul, Iraq
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 05:22:34 AM »
Can anyone who has the statement;What are the minutes of the Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches that address the situation?

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Re: Two more Churches attacked in Mosul, Iraq
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 07:29:26 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Two more Churches attacked in Mosul, Iraq
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 07:31:18 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Two more Churches attacked in Mosul, Iraq
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 01:28:41 PM »
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Re: Two more Churches attacked in Mosul, Iraq
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 03:22:00 PM »
Lord have mercy on our persecuted brothers and sisters in Iraq and Turkey!
Save us o' Son of God, who art risen from the dead, as we sing to thee Alleluia!