Why don't you inform us how many catholics in Iraq prior to Saddam's demise and how many AFTER he was hanged, Rogue.Iraqi Catholics celebrate Easter
By DIAA HADID | Associated Press
BAGHDAD (AP)— Iraq's Catholic Christians flocked to churches to celebrate Easter Sunday, praying, singing and rejoicing in the resurrection of Christ behind high blast walls and tight security cordons.
It was the first Easter since the election of Pope Francis in Rome, and worshipers said they hoped their new spiritual leader would help strengthen their tiny community that has shrunk under the joint pressures of militant attacks and economic hardships.
At the St. Joseph Chaldean Church in Baghdad, some 200 worshipers stood and sat during parts of the Easter mass led by Father Saad Sirop.