ISIS blows up historical church in central Mosul

Archival photo.
Archival photo.

( Nineveh – The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch, Louis Raphael Sacco, said on Monday, that the ISIS elements blew up al-Latin Church (also known as al-Sa’ah Church) in central Mosul, while called the politicians to accelerate the national reconciliation.

Sacco said in a statement followed by, “We have received news that the ISIS elements blew up the archaeological Latin church belonging to the Dominican fathers, located in the center of Mosul,” pointing out that, “We strongly condemn the targeting of the Christian Church and also condemn the targeting of mosques and other houses of worship.”

Sacco called the politicians to speed up the achievement of national reconciliation, while urged the international community and religious authorities to take their responsibilities to protect the country and the citizens and to take serious steps to end the wars and conflicts.

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