Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass




 
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December 25th, 2014  
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Topic: Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass


By Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad’s embattled Christian community worshipped defiantly Wednesday night at Christmas Eve mass. The pews filled at Baghdad’s Sacred Heart church, as people remembered the darkest year in memory. Blast walls shielded the church and seven policeman flanked the outside of the house of worship, in an indication of the government's fear of an attack on the religious groups by jihadists who consider them non-believers. The congregation sang in unison: “Praise Jesus, our Lord. Oh praise him” as incense burnt in the darkened church. ...




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