Iraqi Christians hold Mass in recently attacked church

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 7, 2010 18:00

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

BAGHDAD— The walls were still splattered with blood and pieces of flesh as Iraqi Christians celebrated Mass on Sunday in the church that just a week before was the scene of a horrific bloodbath in which dozens died.

Parishioners holding candles and wearing black gathered in Baghdad's Our Lady of Salvation church which had been stripped bare of pews and still bore bullet holes along its walls, while overhead, the chandeliers and ceilings were stained with blood.Islamic militants took about 120 parishioners hostage last Sunday in the worst attack against the country's Christian minority since the 2003 US-led invasion unleashed a torrent of violence across the country. By the end of the evening, 58 people were dead.



At Mass, the congregants read verses from the Bible and laid out candles in the shape of a cross on the church floor, along with the names of those who died. At the front of the church were photos of the two priests killed in the attack.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
May 24, 2019
Police in Jerusalem's Old City prepare for third Friday of Ramadan

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF