Iraqi Christians Erect Large Cross on Hill, Marking Liberation From ISIS

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Iraqi Christians Erect Large Cross on Hill, Marking Liberation From ISIS 
- MOSUL, Iraq — After years of darkness, hope has returned to Telekuf-Tesqopa. Located just 17 miles from Mosul, the village is rebuilding after being liberated from ISIS. As a visible sign of the rebuilding, a giant cross was erected on a hill, marking the victory of the Christian faith against the darkness of the jihadists. On Feb. 18, the Chaldean Catholic patriarch of Baghdad, Louis Sako, visited the village, where he blessed the large cross and participated in the celebration of the first Mass after two and a half years in St. George Church. According to the website of the Patriarchate of Babylon, the authorities and officials of the region were present at the celebration....Read more