Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas in Northern Iraq - "Remembering the Refugee Baby, Jesus" - from the Vicar of Bagdad

Refugees in Iraq remember the coming of the Christ child.
Although hundreds of thousands of refugees are displaced from their homes in Iraq and their futures remain uncertain due to the siege of the Islamic State, The Vicar of Baghdad wrote in an online Christmas letter.

Christian refugees in Iraq have not been deterred from exhibiting joy in the only thing they have left: the unconditional love of Jesus.

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Writing from his new temporary home in Bethlehem, the  birthplace of Christ, the Rev. Canon Andrew White, the only Anglican pastor in Iraq, said that even though ISIS has left these displaced Christian refugees with no homes, no clothes and, in some cases, no families, their faith remains strong in the "refugee child," Jesus.

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