Refugee asks for prayers for Christians in Iraq

CNS/L’Osservatore Romano via Catholic Press
An Iraqi refugee living in South St. Louis wants people to pray for Christians in Iraq who have faced the constant threat of kidnappings, killings and other violence. Ahmed Mashshay received "horrifying" videos and photos from friends living in the neighborhood of an Oct. 31 attack on a Syrian Catholic church in Baghdad where 58 people, including two priests, were killed as police moved in to rescue Catholics held hostage by Islamic militants with ties to al-Qaida.

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