24 Dec '17, 2pm

Mosul worshippers celebrate first post-IS Christmas

Mosul worshippers celebrate first post-IS Christmas

Hymns filled a church in Iraq's second city Mosul on Sunday as worshippers celebrated Christmas for the first time in four years after the end of jihadist rule. Tens of thousands of Christians fled northern Iraqi towns in 2014 as the Islamic State group seized Mosul and swathes of the surrounding Nineveh province. But Iraqi forces expelled the jihadists from the city this year after months of battle, allowing Christians to return to pray at Saint Paul's church. On Sunday morning, the patriarch of Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, called on dozens to pray for "peace and stability in Mosul, Iraq and the world". Muslims, as well as local and military officials, stood with Christian worshippers amid the candles and Christmas trees. On the church's walls, white sheets covered up window frames blasted empty in the war. Armoured vehicles sat outside t...

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sg.news.yahoo.com 24 Dec '17, 11pm

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