Mich. Iraqi Christians mourning Baghdad attack

DETROIT (AP) — Members of Michigan’s growing Iraqi Christian community have expressed sorrow and anger over the militant attack on a Baghdad church that left at least 58 people dead and 78 wounded.

Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church in Southfield was holding a rosary service Monday night in memory of the victims.

The Rev. Safaa Habash of St. Toma Syriac Catholic church in Farmington Hills says two of the priests killed Sunday were his students several years ago at a Baghdad seminary. Habash said Monday they were full of promise and worked for peace and justice in Iraq.

The attack at Our Lady of Deliverance church has been claimed by an al-Qaida-linked group. It was the deadliest known against Iraq’s dwindling Christian community.

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