13 babies, 8 boys and 5 girls, were christianised in the Chaldean church of St. George in Teleskoff (Nineveh Plain, Iraq) on January 6. “This is the first time the sacrament of the baptism took place after ISIS’ occupation of the Nineveh Plain. This is our response to the violence we faced and this is a sign of hope and joy for the future of this land. We are back on track,” Father Salar Kajo said to SIR News Agency.
“It was incredibly nice to watch the faces of the families after the baptisms. The town is coming back to life. They wanted to eliminate us but this is our response!” he continued.
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