Iraq: Thousands Of Returning Christians Fill Churches On Easter Sunday

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“Like Christ rose from the dead, this community is rising from the ashes.”

Iraqi Christian town of Qaraqosh, for the first time since ISIS drove all the Christians from Iraq’s Nineveh Plain in 2014, celebrates Easter after many of its families returned. During this week leading to Easter, we visit Qaraqosh to meet with Christians there. Today on Easter Sunday, we meet with Father George Jahola, one of the key leaders of the restoration efforts in Qaraqosh.

“Like Christ rose from the dead, this community is rising from the ashes.”

This potent Easter quote from Father George Jahola actually says it all, as we speak with him in the Mar Behnam Church in the center of Qaraqosh. During ISIS’ occupation, the church building was used as a training ground to train new terrorists. Now, its halls are once again welcoming the believers who once worshiped there three years ago.

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