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This Christmas pray for the liberation of Mosul says an Iraqi priest


Mosul Church

During this Advent season, all the Chaldean Christians are urged to pray for the liberation of Mosul.

According to details, all the congregants of the Chaldean Churches all over the world are urged to pray for the liberation of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Mosul was once home to largest Christian population. Mosul had fallen into the hands of terror group Islamic State last year.

During this Advent season, all the Chaldean Christians were asked to pray during the festive season, and in daily prayers while pleading God to grant Mosul liberation from the terror group ISIS. This prayer request comes in the wake of self-styled Caliphate in Mosul, where no one can survive as a Christian under ISIS’ rule.

For these two prayer intentions which the Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I has suggested to the Chaldean Christians residing in Iraq along with those Christians who have fled from the violence torn country and have scattered in various parts of the world. On the first Sunday of this year’s Advent season, the Iraqi Patriarch issued this message.

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In a letter sent to Fides, the Iraqi Patriarch has urged the Christian believers to pray with the intention of emancipation of the Iraqi territories which have fallen into the hands of jihadist of the Islamic State (Daesh). The return of the displaced Christians who once lived in Mosul and the Nineveh plains is only possible when the area gets liberated from the clutches of the terror group.

Since June 9, 2014; the city fell into the hands of the terror group Islamic State. Later, on the night between 6th and 7th of August 2014; the terrorists of Islamic State, conquered several cities and villages in the Nineveh Plain. This conquest has been the result of a mass exodus of the tens of thousands of the Chaldean, Syrian and Assyrian Christians from these regions.