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For Liberated Iraqi Christians, Still a Bleak Christmas
« on: December 24, 2016, 12:19:14 AM »
QARAQOSH, Iraq Despite their hometowns having been recently freed from the Islamic State, the Christians of Iraq are still in a state of mourning as Christmas approaches.

Old towns on the edge of Mosul, where Christians lived for many centuries, have become wastelands. Most churches are still standing, but badly damaged and ransacked. When a liberating soldier hoists a cross atop a church, or a priest returns to take stock of the losses and light a candle, the scenes feel more sad than hopeful especially when weighed against the widely felt sentiments of displaced Christians that they will never go home.

Read story here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/23/world/middleeast/for-liberated-iraqi-christians-still-a-bleak-christmas.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0