DC Prayer Vigil for Iraqi Christians:

A Vigil will be prayed Monday, July 28 for the victims of the overwhelming anti-Christian violence in Mosul and other areas of Iraq during these difficult days.

The Arabic letter for “Nazarene” marking the buildings of Christians for destruction in Mosul

 The Vigil will be held at St. Thomas Apostle church just off the Woodley Park / Zoo metro stop (red line), and will begin with Mass at 7 pm. Prayers will continue until midnight, and there will be opportunities for confession.

At the US Bishops’ meeting in June, when this episode of violence was just arising in Mosul, our Apostolic Nuncio used his entire time at the podium to plead with the international community for help in Mosul. That was over a month ago now–a month that has seen an ancient diocese wiped completely away in fire and blood.

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