Skip to comments.United Arab Emirates Pledges to Help Rebuild Catholic Churches in Mosul
Posted on 10/24/2019 5:59:21 PM PDT by marshmallow
Mosul, Iraq, Oct 22, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- The United Arab Emirates is partnering with UNESCO to rebuild two Catholic churches in Mosul that were destroyed in 2014 by the Islamic State.
The initiative will help rebuild Al-Tahera Church and Al-Saa'a Church.
Todays signing is a pioneering partnership that sends a message of light, in seemingly darker times, Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister for Culture and Knowledge Development, said Oct. 10.
By rebuilding a fraction of the past, Iraq can shape its future as an inclusive, tolerant and open society which has always found a tangible manifestation in Mosuls rich historical sites.
The parties signed the partnership to Revive the Spirit of Mosul at UNESCO headquarters in Paris Oct. 10.
The agreement is part of the UAEs Year of Tolerance initiative, which began with a $50.4 million agreement signed in April 2018 to help rebuild historical landmarks in Mosul. Students in the departments of archaeology, architecture and engineering of the University of Mosul will take part in the process of restoration of the landmark buildings, UNESCO said.
In the summer of 2014, the Islamic State made inroads into the Nineveh Plain region of Iraq a home of Christianity since the first century but over the course of 2016, areas in the region have been retaken from the organization's control by cooperation of various local and international actors.
In the two years of Islamic State control, over 3.3 million Iraqis were internally displaced.
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What good is that if they burn it down?
what good is it if you killed all the Christians or drove them out
What an incredibly hopeful step.
That makes them better than the saudis ! Thats for sure
I will believe it when i see it.
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