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Liberate Mosul

June 23, 2016

 

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II demanded world leaders to liberate Mosul City and its nearby vicinities. Mosul has been taken over by the hostile ISIS in 2014 and is still under its grips. Hundreds of Christians have been massacred and thousands more have fled from their home in this sacred city. This is not only restricted to Christians; individuals of other minorities are also victims of this horrendous act of terrorism. Before this wave of terror in Mosul, the city had been inhabited by over a million Christians. This number has been dwindling since this disaster and many of the former occupants have been scattered across the different countries of the Middle East, such as Iraq. The sub-standard living conditions and the lack of any communications with close relatives makes life very difficult for most of these refugees. The fact that many citizens of Mosul do not know if their family is alive or not is a startling thought. His Holiness visited the refugee camps that have been so widespread throughout the region and witnessed the plight of hardship that many of these Christians faced. The Patriarch is pleading for more awareness from world leaders on this matter and encourages all to spread the word on this inhumane act.