Tuesday 26 August 2014

The Bishop's Challenge

A bishop in Iraq, who knows that thousands of his fellow Iraqi Christians have been dispersed, robbed, murdered and/or raped, has noted the current "ice bucket challenge" sweeping the easily distracted West and come up with a challenge of his own. 

Six o'clock in the evening in Baghdad is four o'clock here in Edinburgh, so Benedict Ambrose and I are going to the Cathedral to take Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna's challenge. It's the least we can do to help our fellow Christians in Iraq, especially the Chaldeans, who are in communion with Rome, and therefore are we ourselves.

Apparently we're supposed to take photos and sent them to the bishop, so I will take along my tablet and wear a nice coat!

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