Monday, 1 November 2010

Terrorist attack on Catholic Church in Iraq

Suspected Al Qaeda terrorists launched an attack on the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Salvation in Bagdad yesterday. The attack took place during Holy Mass, the priest being shot immediately and up to 37 of his parishioners murdered when one of the attackers went into suicide bomber mode and detonated an explosive device. Let us pray for their souls and for those who remain, shocked and traumatised by the attack and their families. Also, of course, let us remember the terrorists that they may come to recognise Our Lord Jesus Christ and be reconciled with Almighty God.


  1. Good Morning Richard

    This is so tragic. It shows that, sadly, the age of martyrs is not something from the past but an ongoing reality. God help those who suffer today for their Christianity. And yes, let us remember to pray for those who would convert by force.

    Thank you for this informative post and God bless you.