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Baghdad churches close as Iraq's Christians continue to leave

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(Worthy News) - Eight churches in Baghdad have closed their doors permanently due to the mass exodus of believers from Iraq.

The decision, made by the Vatican earlier this year, comes after seven years of falling or no attendance and is symbolic of the wholesale emigration of Christians from the Middle East.

Amounting to nearly 10 per cent of Iraq's population at the start of the 21st century, Christians made up 40 per cent of those fleeing from the start of the Iraq War in 2003 to 2007, leaving just a handful behind. [ Source: Christian Today (Read More...) ]

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  1. And Amen. And if they be Mary and/or Saint worshipers instead, May God save their souls too, making them to know Jesus as the real Savior and God's Word come to mankind, in the flesh. May He make them to know and understand they do not fight for churches, for the right to "church" but to be righteous in Messiah (Christ).

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