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(AP) – On a Sunday afternoon, attendance at mass at St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral in Baghdad was decidedly thin. A handful of Syrian Orthodox loitered on the steps of the church afterward, women removing their dainty white lace veils as they chatted with friends. For many, church on Sunday is the only time they can really socialize because of safety fears. Most Christians blame concern over a tumultuous security situation for keeping them away from church, but it’s only a small part of a greater, and growing, predicament.