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'Christianity Is Finished In Iraq,' Says Priest From Nineveh

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NINEVEH CHURCH
An Iraqi Christian fleeing the violence in the towns of Qaraqush and Bartala, both east of the city of Mosul in the northern province of Nineveh, prays at the Saint George church on July 1, 2014 in the Kurdish autonomous region's capital Arbil. | KARIM SAHIB via Getty Images

Rome, Italy, Aug 8, 2014 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest hailing from what used to be Iraq’s largest Christian city has lamented the exodus of over 100,000 Christians from the city, many of whom are fleeing on foot with no food, money or water.

“Today the story of Christianity is finished in Iraq,” said a priest who identified himself as Fr. Nawar.

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