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Pope prays for Iraqi Christians

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“It was a shock that Christians were attacked in such a diabolical way.”

12/08/2008 Iraq (CNS)-The Christians of Iraq were shocked when Muslims started trying to drive the Christians of Mosul out of their homes in early October, an Iraqi bishop told Vatican Radio after meeting Pope Benedict XVI.

Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni of Baghdad met the Pope on November 26 at the end of the Pope’s weekly general audience.

The Pope told the bishop, ” Iraq is in our hearts. We constantly remember the Christians, praying for them and for peace in the country.”

Referring to the violence that claimed the lives of 13 Christians in October and led to the destruction of many homes, the bishop said, “It was a shock that Christians were attacked in such a diabolical way.”

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