“We are living the period of Advent, the happiest of the whole year, as if we were in prison. The world is preparing to celebrate while we prepare to die. Who will listen to our cries, who can help us now that we feel like strangers in our own homeland?”
The Patriarch of Babylon for Chaldeans (Catholic), Emmanuel III Delly, asks for days of fasting and prayer interceding for Iraq and Iraqi Christians under persecution in Mosul. David Hartline reports that
Mosul is the heartland of Christianity in Iraq and specifically Catholicism. It was here that some of the apostles passed through centuries ago as they spread the faith. That same faith is now being attacked in Mosul and in Baghdad because of its history and message. However, it hardly gets a mention.
[Link found via The Catholic Report.]