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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Young Kurds meet with ‘hope for the Church of Iraq

Around 300 young Kurds came together recently to reflect upon the Church’s mission in today’s Iraq at a meeting hosted by the diocese of Ahmadiya, AsiaNews reported Wednesday.

The young people came from ten different villages in Iraqi Kurdistan. They talked about the challenges that terrorism and sectarian violence pose for the local Church.

“At the end they went home full of joy and hope,” said Mgr Rabban al-Qas, Chaldean bishop of Ahmadiya, who spoke to AsiaNews.

According to the article, “the meeting took place in the ancient church of Sultana Mahadokht, built in 7th century AD. The gathering was organized for the purpose of ‘deepening the mystery of the Catholic Church and its mission to the world in order to help young people with the challenges Christians face in Iraq.’”

The article notes that “those present decided to meet again on a regular basis, four times a year.”

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