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Iraqi Christians Hold Christmas Mass in Baghdad

ICC Note:

Despite recent terror attacks on Christians that killed more than 40 worshipers in a Baghdad church on October 31, many Iraqi Christians still celebrated Christmas together in churches throughout Iraq.

12/27/2010 Iraq (CBN) – Iraqi Christians refused to let the recent terror attacks keep them from celebrating Christmas.

Hundreds of worshippers gathered at Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad where more than 68 people died in a terror attack on Oct. 31.

Outside, Iraqi troops stood guard as the faithful celebrated a Christmas mass.

“I love my country. I buried my parents here. I can’t leave it,” said Adiba Youssef, a 52-year-old woman who came to the morning service with her family. “We believe in God, and He will protect us.”

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