(24 Dec 2017) Christians in Baghdad attended Christmas Mass on Saturday at the Lady of Salvation church in the centre of the capital.
The mass was celebrated amid tight security.
Iraq’s Christian community has steadily dwindled since the 2003 US-led invasion.
Christians have been targeted by Islamic extremists on several occasions, and have also fled the country for better economic opportunities.
The exact number of Christians left in Iraq is unclear, but they are thought to number several hundred thousand.

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