Catholic priest in Middle East struggles to preserve what remains of the faith

Four Horsemen

He is rounding up ancient manuscripts and relics and hiding them in secure locations around Kurdistan, hoping to save them from the iconoclastic fury of the terror insurgency.

“If Daesh burns down a church we can rebuild it, but the manuscripts are our history. They trace back our roots, they are part of our civilization,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for the group. “If they get destroyed, then we are lost, and our culture will be forgotten.”

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  1. If the US–starting with George H.W. Bush–had laid the heck off of Iraq and minded the US’s own business, what is described in this article would not have been necessary now. The US is the greatest threat not only to world peace, but to Christianity itself.


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