First Communion in Baghdad -- Attacks on Church in Kirkuk
München-Baghdad (kath.net/KIN) Despite the dangerous security situation in Baghdad, the same as it was before, over 40 children have celebrated their First Holy Communion in the capital of Baghdad. For Christians it is life threatening, just as it was before, to be seen on the streets of the Iraqi capital. Therefore, they parish must rent a bus to take the children to their communion instruction at the Church.
A young seminarian from Baghdad, who must be anonymous for security reasons, instructed the children during their and sent "Kirche in Not" photos of the preparation for the First Communion.
He says that the children are preparing with "great seriousness and full of joy" on the reception of the Body of Christ. About the difficult situation of the Christians in Baghdad he says: "This is our home and we will not be driven from it!" The First Communicants are "seedlings of peace" for Iraq. "Christ is our joy and our hope, his message can change our society," explained the Seminarian.
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