Chicagoan is parishioner of Baghdad church attacked last week

November 8, 2010

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Men tie up a coffin of a victim from the attack on Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad.

More than half of the Christian population in Iraq has fled the country since the 2003 invasion. Those who remain are targets of increasing violence. The worst attack to date occurred last week when gunmen entered Baghdad’s Our Lady of Salvation church, killing more than 50 people during Sunday mass.

As a child, Rafid Hindo attended Our Lady of Salvation. He now lives in Chicago but was in Iraq when the attack occurred. From Baghdad, he tells us about his experience.