Archbishop: Iraqi Christians Not Losing Hope
“Despite so many difficulties, our devotees are not losing faith or hope, they are actually strengthening them.”
February 12, 2008 Iraq (Zenit.org).- The fact that three kidnapped Christians in Iraq were prepared to die for their faith before converting to Islam shows that the faithful there aren’t losing hope, said the archbishop of Kirkuk.
The archbishop said the group included three Christians “who were ordered to be converted to Islam. The 3 students strongly refused, saying they were prepared to die for their faith.”
The group of 40 was eventually released, but the prelate said the courage of the three Christians means, “despite so many difficulties, our devotees are not losing faith or hope, they are actually strengthening them.”