ArDO reports from Iraq
In the restive northern city
of Mosul, a church and a convent were bombed, with both targets
severely damaged but without any casualties, religious leaders said.
One of the attacks hit the
St Theresa Convent of Dominican nuns in the western Jadida (New
Mosul) district, according to Father Yousef Thomas Mirkis, chief
representative of the Dominican order in Iraq.
"These attacks are aimed at
forcing Christians to leave the country," he told AFP, noting that
the bomb had been placed inside the convent grounds and caused
damage to its building.
Another bomb struck the
Church of St. Ephrem in the same Mosul district, causing major
damage to the Chaldean church building, said Patriarchal Vicar