ICC Note: With more than 100,000 Christians and other religious minorities now seeking refuge in his city, Archbishop Bashar Warda has said that he wrestles every day to understand what God is doing in the midst of such suffering.
09/01/2015 Iraq (Christian Post) An Iraqi Archbishop says he argues with God “every day” and is failing to understand “what He is doing” in the face of the extreme suffering of persecuted Christians in the region.
“I don’t understand what he is doing when I look at what has happened in the region,” Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil told The Criterion, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. “I quarrel with him every day.”
Warda said that over 100,000 Christians and other minorities have sought refuge in Erbil over the past year, fleeing the Islamic State terror group.
“Daesh is evil,” the archbishop said, using the Arabic name for the terror group. “The way they slaughter, the way they rape, the way they treat others is brutal. They have a theology of slaughtering people.”