Bombings Continue in Baghdad

A photo in the NYT (Nov. 7) shows a giant cross formed by candles with sheets of paper holding the names of those killed in the attack on Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad on Oct. 31

Even as mourners grieve the loss of loved ones in an attack that has been described as the worst on Iraqi Christians since the U.S. invasion in 2003, more bombs were set off this morning outside the homes of Christian families in Baghdad, killing 3 and wounding 25. The sense of anxiety and grief over what are otherwise numbers in numbing news reports is always raised when loved ones are involved.

Yet, isn’t there always a loved one behind every number in news reports?

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One Response to Bombings Continue in Baghdad

  1. Maria Antonietta Berriozabal says:

    I visited with the students this afternoon. Tomorrow they will march from UTSA to downtown. They will travel on Fredericksburg Road. I plan to be at the corner of W. Russell and Fredericksburg Road to meet them and walk a bit with them. I am trying to get others to meet them. They are indeed courageous young people.

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