WATCH: Muslims help repair a desecrated church in Mosul

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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.

Source: aleteia.org

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