Faith of Iraqi Christians unbreakable, despite persecution

R RLast Updated: August 22nd, 2014Church News, World News

(CNA/EWTN News).- Iraqi Christians’ faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with a Catholic pastoral charity has said after visiting Kurdistan, where many have taken refuge.

“The faith is the reason for their lives. And despite the persecution, children wear rosaries around their necks and the people do not hide their tattoos of crosses or their medals that identify them as Christians,” Maria Lozano, adjunct communications director for Aid to the Church in Need, told CNA following her Aug. 12-16 visit to Erbil.

“They are not going to renounce their faith, even though that is the reason why they are being persecuted.”

More than 70,000 Christians have been displaced to Erbil from their homes in Mosul…

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