Sunday, February 5, 2017

Little hope for Christians in Mosul says Iraqi priest

An Iraqi Christian priest says he sees no hope for the Christians in Mosul while residents of the city of Mosul rejoice over freedom from the captivity of Islamic State. He said that Christians who had fled Mosul; may not return to their homes. “I don’t see a future for Christians in Mosul,” said Father Emanuel Youkhana, a priest of the Assyrian Church of the East.
Christians in Mosul
Father Youkhana, who oversees a charity group Christian Aid Program in Northern Iraq, recently visited the ISIS-affected city Mosul on January 27. On the same day the Iraqi officials raised the national flag over the eastern part of Mosul. The city into the hands of Islamic State in 2014, which caused mass exodus of local Christians and other minorities.

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