Saad Edwar Sa’ati was killed along with nearly 60 other Iraqis because of his religion. Saad was a Christian, and a Caritas Iraq volunteer, murdered when a group of armed men attacked the Church of Saydat Al-Najat in Baghdad during Sunday Mass on 31 October. As a volunteer, Saad shopped for the elderly, took disabled children on days out and dressed up as Father Christmas to hand out gifts. He supported five other family members in his home, which was destroyed in a bomb attack ten days after his murder.
The attack during Mass was the worst single incident directed at Iraq’s diverse Christian minorities, but not the only one by far. Homemade bombs were left in the yards of Christian houses in Baghdad during the Christmas period and thousands of families fled the second city of Mosul, the Nineveh of the Bible, after killings there.
The Executive Director of Caritas […]