Christians Killed in Bomb Attack As They Leave Christmas Day Service In Iraq

A scary place to be a Christian. The Tablet:

More than thirty five people have been killed and others wounded in a series of bomb attacks on Christians in Iraq on Christmas Day.

A car bomb, detonated outside St John’s Catholic church in the Dora area of Baghdad, killed at least 26 people and wounded 38 others as they left a Christmas day service, officials said on Wednesday.

Earlier two bombs at a market in the al-Athorien district, a majority Christian area, killed at least 11 people and injured 21 more.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks but Christians have been victims of escalating violence in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

 

2 thoughts on “Christians Killed in Bomb Attack As They Leave Christmas Day Service In Iraq

  1. These are always cowardice acts of evil and murder, and can in no way be sustained under no circumstances! Surely these kind of acts of hatred come only from the great adversary of God Himself, who is old Satan, the liar and father of lies! The quite amazing thing is how he is able to carry out such evil in the name of godliness and religion! But it is always there, and will come again and again with fallen and evil men… “They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he does offers God service.” (John 16:2)

    Btw, December 26th is the old day of St. Stephen, the Protomartyr! Who prayed for his murderers to Christ, ‘O Blessed Jesus, who standest at the right hand of God to succor all those that suffer for thee, our only Mediator and Advocate.’

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