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Iraq: Gathering The Youth In Hope

youth hope“Yes, we have problems in our country, yes, we have conflict, but we have Jesus Christ. We have a unique culture which we want to keep alive.”

AYM begins with a choral service including ancient hymns and concludes with Mass where the homily will be given by Archbishop Mitja Leskovar, the Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq.

Father Joola, who is vice-chancellor of Catholic University in Erbil, one of the main AYM venues, said the ancient liturgical language of Aramaic, spoken by Jesus Christ, was a draw for the young people attending.

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