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The Resurrection of the Lord and the Mass of Easter Day

Zaid al-Obeidi
Iraqi Catholic Christians attend Easter Sunday Mass at Qaraqosh’s Al-Tahera (Immaculate Conception) Church in the Hamdaniyah district in the northern Iraqi province of Nineve, on April 17, 2022. The church, established during the seventh century east of Mosul, had been torched by the Islamic State (IS) group when it swept into the northern Iraqi province in 2014 and was later heavily damaged in fighting with jihadists, who were ousted from the town in 2016. The church’s imposing marble floors and columns were restored just before Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq in 2021.

‘This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.’ (Psalm 118)