Iraqis Crowd Churches for Christmas Mass

BAGHDAD (AP) - Thousands of Iraqi Christians made their way to church through checkpoints and streets lined with blast walls, many drawing hope from a lull in violence to celebrate Christmas Mass in numbers unthinkable a year ago.


"Iraq is a bouquet of flowers of different colours, each colour represents a religion or ethnicity but all of them have the same scent," the 80-year-old Delly told the congregation.

Muslim clerics—both Sunni and Shiite—also attended the service in a sign of unity.

"May Iraq be safe every year, and may our Christian brothers be safe every year," Shiite cleric Hadi al-Jazail told AP Television News outside the church. "We came to celebrate with them and to reassure them."

Brave people indeed.
British Army soldiers attended maas 1971 on the Falls road unarmed. Given mass by the local priest on 24 dec.
Brave men indeed :D
Great news. Merry Christmas and Eid Mubarek to all the people of Iraq. Lets hope the new year brings something good for them, god knows they deserve it.

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