WATCH: Muslims help repair a desecrated church in Mosul
This video appeared on Facebook this week: it shows a group of Muslims pitching in to help rebuild and restore a Christian church in Mosul that was desecrated by ISIS.
CNEWA’s external affairs officer, Father Elias D. Mallon, S.A., Ph.D., has kindly translated the Arabic.
The title of the video is: “The Muslim people of Mosul return the cross to the church in the district of Tel Kaif.”
A sign in Syriac and Arabic reads: “Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”
Over a picture of the church, the text announces that this was the office of Daesh (ISIS) and a shooting range.
Usama al-Sahir, president of a group called “Giving Without Borders,” narrates:
This isn’t the first time Muslims have volunteered to help repair a church destroyed by ISIS. A report from earlier this year described efforts to restore a Chaldean church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
In a time of turmoil and threatened violence in so many places around the world, we need moments like this. Desperately.
Know hope. Pray for peace.