Cathedral in Iraq’s largest Christian city to be rebuilt

Different government and religious organizations have joined together to return a Christian air to Bakhdida, a city in northern Iraq. They have agreed to rebuild the Great Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Al-Tahira, which was sacked in 2014 and turned into a shooting range by the Islamic State.

“I believe it is very important to support this city because it is the primary symbol of Christianity in Iraq. Up until now, it remains a Christian city, but we don’t know what the future will bring,” commented Georges Jahola, the rector of Bakhdida. Project participants include entities like Aid to the Church in Need and the United States Agency for International Development, among others.

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