New PDF release: Abducted in Iraq: A Priest in Baghdad

By Saad Sirop Hanna

How can we reply within the face of evil, particularly to those that inflict grave evil upon us? Abducted in Iraq is Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna’s firsthand account of his abduction in 2006 by way of a militant staff linked to al-Qaeda. As a tender parish priest and traveling lecturer on philosophy at Babel collage close to Baghdad, Fr. Hanna used to be abducted after celebrating Mass on August 15 and published on September eleven. Hanna’s plight attracted overseas realization after Pope Benedict XVI asked prayers for the secure go back of the younger priest.

The ebook charts Hanna’s twenty-eight days in captivity as he struggles via threats, torture, and the unknown to piece jointly what little info he has in a bid for survival. all through this time, he questions what a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq potential for the long run, in addition to the occasions that lead the rustic on that direction. via severe complication, the younger priest earnings a better wisdom either one of his religion and of final precise to himself.

This riveting narrative displays the event of persecuted Christians around the globe this present day, specifically the plight of Iraqi Christians who proceed to stay and carry their religion opposed to super odds, and it sheds mild at the complicated political and religious state of affairs that Catholics face in predominantly non-Christian international locations. greater than only a own tale, Abducted in Iraq is additionally Hanna’s portrayal of what has occurred to the traditional church buildings of 1 of the oldest Christian groups and the way the West’s response and inactiveness have affected Iraqi Christians. greater than only a tale of 1 guy, it's also the tale of a discomfort and persecuted humans. As such, this booklet should be of serious curiosity to these desirous to study extra in regards to the violence within the center East and the threats dealing with Christians there, in addition all these looking to increase their very own faith.

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