Sunday, October 31, 2010

Priest among 37 killed in attack on Catholic Church in Baghdad

As we celebrated our Sunday Masses with joy and peace, Baghdad Catholics were in terror as gunmen took hostages in the Church of Our Lady of Salvation during evening Mass. The BBC reports:
At least 37 people have been killed after Iraqi security forces stormed a Catholic church in central Baghdad to free dozens of hostages being held by gunmen there, security sources say.

Twenty-five hostages were among the dead, along with seven members of the Iraqi security forces and at least five of the attackers, they told the BBC.

About 100 people had been inside Our Lady of Salvation for an evening Mass.
May Our Lady Of Salvation intercede for the Iraqi people, especially for our Catholic brothers and sisters, that there may be peace.

1 comment:

  1. This is really tragic. The Caldean Christian's are suffering s huge persecution. I wish there was some way to stop this.
    May God have mercy.


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