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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Our Lady of Guadalupe welcomes Christians fleeing Iraq - A Moment with Mary





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June 9 – Mary Mother of Grace (France) 

Our Lady of Guadalupe welcomes Christians fleeing Iraq


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It is a strong symbol for the Iraqis: two statues of the Virgin of Guadalupe from Mexico have just arrived in Iraq, a gift to the Christian refugees from the Catholic social movement Unión de Voluntades, in association with Aid to the Church in Need - Mexico (AED-M).

The People of Mexico want to sow some hope and love among the persecuted Christians in the Middle East and increase the devotion to the Patroness of the Americas worldwide.

In the summer of 2014, many local Christian communities welcomed hundreds of refugee families driven out of Mosul and Qaraqosh (Iraq) by the self-proclaimed jihadist Islamic State (IS), as they refused to renounce their faith and convert to Islam.

Teresa García Paquet, from AED, cried as she shared her story, saying that many nuns have had to walk the Way of the Cross alongside thousands of people forced to abandon their land. "What we experienced can only be faced through faith," the nuns said.

Adapted by the Mary of Nazareth Team
Source: Siame
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