Abducted in Iraq: A Priest in Baghdad by Saad Sirop Hanna

By Saad Sirop Hanna

How can we reply within the face of evil, particularly to people who 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 vacationing 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 cognizance after Pope Benedict XVI asked prayers for the secure go back of the younger priest.

The publication 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 capacity for the longer term, in addition to the occasions that lead the rustic on that direction. via severe problem, the younger priest profits a better wisdom either one of his religion and of last real to himself.

This riveting narrative displays the adventure of persecuted Christians world wide this present day, specially the plight of Iraqi Christians who proceed to dwell and carry their religion opposed to super odds, and it sheds gentle at the complicated political and non secular state of affairs that Catholics face in predominantly non-Christian countries. greater than only a own tale, Abducted in Iraq is usually 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 might be of significant curiosity to these eager to examine extra in regards to the violence within the center East and the threats dealing with Christians there, besides all these trying to boost their very own faith.

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