Happy Easter 2016 – “He Is Risen”

–He is Risen

Mark 16: 5-7

“As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.  “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.  But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ ”

Christians from Al-Qosh, Iraq celebrated Easter this year with fellow Christians from surrounding villages who were made homeless by ISIS. The village is only 20 kilometers from the frontline of the war with ISIS.
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Christians in Alqosh, Iraq on Easter, 50 kilometers from Mosul.


In a Holy Week letter sent to Iraqi Christians in Erbil, Pope Francis called on people of the world to “not forget the tragedy of persecution” suffered by Christians in the Middle East.

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