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At least 18 bomb blasts went off across Iraq Monday morning, killing at least 70 people — most of them in the southern city of Kut — in a wave of violence that shattered what had been a relatively peaceful holy month of Ramadan. In this violence Mor Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Kirkuk also destroyed

Photo of the damaged Mor Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church.


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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/08/15/2011-08-15_car_bombs_and_suicide_bombers_tear_through_iraq_killed_at_least_70.html

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Re: Mor Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Kirkuk destroyed in bomb blast
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 02:33:05 PM »
Lord have mercy. I pray none of the parishioners were hurt.
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Re: Mor Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Kirkuk destroyed in bomb blast
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 02:49:57 PM »
Lord have mercy. My heart aches for the Christians of Iraq.
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Re: Mor Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Kirkuk destroyed in bomb blast
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 11:55:51 AM »
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Re: Mor Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Kirkuk destroyed in bomb blast
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 11:59:20 AM »
Lord, have mercy on the parishioners, bystanders, citizens, and the attackers alike.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 01:17:12 PM »
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Re: Mor Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Kirkuk destroyed in bomb blast
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 01:57:15 PM »
Lord have mercy! May the Lord protect and comfort our brethren! May the protection of the Most Holy Theotokos be with them all! Amen!
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Re: Mor Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Kirkuk destroyed in bomb blast
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2011, 01:58:25 PM »

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Re: Mor Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Church in Kirkuk destroyed in bomb blast
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2011, 02:16:57 PM »
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what's amazing about this photo is that nothing in the altar looks damaged, while outside the altar it looks like a war-zone.  I wonder if a miracle happened in the midst of all this destruction.   :angel: