(Bagdad) On the same day in which the Syrian-Catholic Cathedral was solemnly re-consecrated, the Grand Ayatollah issued a Fatwa against the Christians of Iraq. The Christians are expected to convert to Islam or are liable to be killed. The Catholic Cathedral was the scene of a bloody attack on 31 October, 2010. An Al-Qaeda unit attacked the church, as the Christians there were celebrating Holy Mass. 58 Catholics lost their lives in the attack, among whom were two priests.