Baghdad, Sep 26, 2007 / 11:23 am (CNA).- The Iraqi organization Christians in Need said this week that Christians in that country continue to suffer persecution. According to a report in the Italian news agency SIR, â€œMore than 2,000 families have take refuge in one parish with only the clothes on their backs. Christians live in terror and are subject to intimidations. They donâ€™t know what awaits them in the future.â€
The news agency also reported that a Mass in the Chaldean rite was celebrated recently in London for the repose of Father Ragheed Ganni and three deacons killed June 3 in Iraq. The Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Abouna of Baghdad.
The Chaldean community in London also includes faithful from Ireland, a country beloved by Father Ganni, who spent time there as a seminarian.