Friday, March 14, 2008

Plight of Christians in Iraq

The abduction and murder of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho raises questions about the plight of Christians in Baghdad and the rest of Iraq. The answer-not good!

Apparently, the kidnapping of priests and hierarchs has become a commonplace occurance. Usually they are held for ransom, then released. In the case of the Archbishop, he had had a heart condition, so he may have died as a result of the stress of kidnapping. This would make sense, since the kidnappers might think he would bring a pretty considerable sum of ransom money, being such a high-ranking figure in Iraq's Christian community.

Pray for Iraq's Christians!

Read the BBC article here

1 comment:

Jnorm888 said...

This is a sad situation. I wonder why Our Military isn't doing anything about it?

How many are leaving Irag? Do you know?