Iraqi Christians: Mass in attack church

2010-11-07 19:20

Baghdad - Iraqi Christians have gathered for Mass in the same church that just a week ago was the scene of a horrific bloodbath in which 58 of their brethren died.

Parishioners came on Sunday evening to the church pockmarked with bullets to pay their respects to fellow Christians who died after Islamic militants stormed the site and held about 120 people hostage.

They read verses from the Bible and laid out candles in the shape of a cross on the church floor.

The attack last Sunday was the worst violence against Iraq's Christian community since the 2003 US-led invasion.