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Kirkuk (AsiaNews) – “Today Iraq marks the first anniversary of the death of Paulo Faraj Rahho, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul. Mass was also held in Kirkuk this morning celebrated by Archbishop Louis Sako, who recalled the “martyrdom of the bishop of Mosul” in his homily as well as the “long list of Iraqi Christian martyrs”. Muslim representatives also participated in the ceremony in a sign of solidarity with “the Christian community”.
Msgr. Rahho was abducted on February 29th at the end of celebrating the Way of the Cross in Holy Spirit parish. The prelate was gravely ill; he had suffered a severe heart attack in preceding years and since then had been in need of daily medication. The difficulty of negotiations that went on for over 14 days gave little hope for a successful outcome, given a complete lack of communication with the hostage. During the abduction three other people were killed: Faris Gorgis Khoder, the bishop’s driver and body guards Ramy and Samir...”
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