Iraq boosts security in Christian areas after attacks

photo_1247513865669-7-0_50647_g1.jpgBy Prashant Rao

AFP – Ahmad al-Rubaye*
(Larger image) BAGHDAD – Iraqi authorities ramped up security in Christian areas of Baghdad and Mosul on Monday after deadly bombings that dismayed church leaders and prompted an appeal for peace from the pope.

“Why? Why? This is what we are always asking, why?” said Shlemon Warduni, an auxiliary bishop whose Church of Our Lady of Sacred Heart in the capital’s Al-Mohandiseen district suffered the four deaths on Sunday.