Christians In The Nineveh Region Of Northern Iraq Unable To Celebrate Communion For The First Time in two millennia

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Christians in northern Iraq are unable to celebrate communion for the first time in two millennia after Islamic State captured the area, says vicar

Christians of Nineveh plain deprived of Holy Communion
Christians of Nineveh plain deprived of Holy Communion

Christians in the Nineveh region of northern Iraq are unable to celebrate communion for the first time in two millennia, after Islamic State militants captured the area and took over the churches. Canon Andrew White, vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq, told that ISIS have set up offices in the churches and have replaced crosses with the militant group’s black flag.

“Last week there was no communion in Nineveh for the first time in 2,000 years,” he said. “All [the churches] are closed, all their people have run away. It is so sad,” he said.