Website Maintenance is the midst of software upgrades. Until we're done our layout might look messy and keep changing! - A deacon was wounded by gunfire in Mosul on December 30, in the latest of a continuing series of violent assaults on Christians in that city. AsiaNews estimates that 2,000 Christians have been killed in the past 6 years; Church leaders warn of an “ethnic and religious cleansing” campaign by Islamic extremists.

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