90 Miles From Tyranny : Iraqi Priest Pleads for Pope Francis to Help End ‘Genocide’ of Christians

Friday, September 25, 2015

Iraqi Priest Pleads for Pope Francis to Help End ‘Genocide’ of Christians

As ISIS terrorists forced Father Behnam Benoka and his fellow Christian people from their homes last summer, they left behind possessions, money, documents, and history.

Carrying nothing but faith, Benoka, the former rector of the seminary in Mosul, Iraq, set up a makeshift health clinic at a refugee camp for internally displaced minorities near Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

As he went about recruiting volunteer physicians to dispense free medicine and health care to desperate Iraqis, Benoka received a blessing from a faraway — but closely connected — source: the most powerful religious figure in the world.

Indeed, at his lowest moment last August, Benoka wrote a letter to Pope Francis, asking for love and blessings. Francis answered the prayer with a phone call, vowing to Benoka that “I will never leave you.”

“I wrote to him that we are dying, we are suffering, I am afraid that his children, his little children are dying, please help...
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  1. Linked http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2015/09/for-first-time-ever-i-completely.html

  2. Would have been nice if he'd mentioned that to Congress or His Poutiness.

  3. Christians were protected in Iraq under Saddam. Christians are protected in Syria under Assad. Maybe US interventions have done more harm than good? Nah, NeoCon military adventures are all great!


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