Christmas celebrations filled with hope in Erbil

Posted January 17, 2017 7:13 pm by The Busy Catholic

Christmas celebrations filled with hope in Erbil

Liberated villagers in the Nineveh Plains gather Christian spirit

Father Luis Montes, who has lived in Iraq since 2010, stands beside a Nativity scene.  A majority of villages on the Nineveh plains have been liberated from the Islamic State, allowing them to celebrate their Christian traditions once again.

Refugees are overjoyed to hear their homes have been liberated from the Islamic State (

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