Skip to comments.For Mosul Archbishop, the West has Forgotten Iraq's Tragedy
Posted on 05/13/2014 7:43:43 PM PDT by marshmallow
Mgr Nona talks to AsiaNews about the "general indifference" that surrounds the deaths, violence and attacks in his country. Even though people need "peace and serenity", the elections "did not bring any major change." For his small Christian community, "life is getting harder every day. [. . .] We have been waiting for improvements, but we cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel".
Mosul (AsiaNews) - "We are confident that the Church around the world will pray for Iraq," but the West and its governments seem to have "forgotten" the tragedy of its people. "It is as deaths, attacks and violence have become routine," said Mgr Shimoun Emil Nona, Chaldean archbishop of Mosul, northern Iraq.
Speaking to AsiaNews, the prelate described the mood in the country and the city, where bloodshed is a daily occurrence, and where the Christian community is steadily shrinking in size.
"No one is talking about us anymore," he lamented. "Yet, we hope that" others will feel Iraq's "plight once more, that they will feel our need for peace and serenity. This is what we want more than anything else."
In recent years, the Diocese of Mosul has mourned the violent death of its pastors, including a former bishop, Mgr Faraj Rahho (during a kidnapped), and Fr Ragheed Ganni. The city of Mosul itself is a stronghold of Sunni Wahhabi fundamentalism, with close ties with Saudi Arabia.
In recent days, a group of militants launched an attack on a military post in the village of Ayn al-Jahish, not far from the city, another Islamist stronghold in northern Iraq, killing more than 20 soldiers.
Similar incidents have taken place in the recent past with as target the special units of the Iraqi security forces, and the soldiers protecting the pipeline carrying crude oil to international..........
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Iraq? That does nothing to glorify Obama the lightworker.
“....the West has Forgotten Iraq’s Tragedy....”
The West has become a tragedy itself.