TWO YEARS AGO – IRAQ 15.August 2014 –
This pictures was taken in Erbil by ACN staff, 9 days after ISIS took the Ninive Plane and thousand and thousand people became displaced.
“it was amazing and touching to see so much devotion, so much love to Our Lady in this very hard and desperate situation.
The square was full of people praying and singing to Our Lady.
The early bishops and preachers of the Eastern Church were the ones who preached the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary most fervently.
At the fifth-century Council of Chalcedon, in Turkey, the Patriach of Jerusalem declared boldly that the apostles themselves first taught that Mary was taken body and soul into heaven.
I could see in Erbil how immense the devotion from our Iraqi brothers and sisters, especially at the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.”