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Video by Shona BHATTACHARYYA , Guillaume MARTIN , Lucas MENGET

Latest update : 2008-11-04

Reduced in number by violent attacks, Iraq's Christian minority has paid a particularly heavy price in the civil war. Report by Lucas Menget and Guillaume Martin.

During the last five years the Christian Iraqi population has shrunk significantly. Victims of violent attacks, kidnappings and murders, this minority has paid a particularly heavy price in the civil war.

 

In Baghdad, which used to be home to an important Christian community, the churches are almost empty. But a few brave members of the congregations still show up every Sunday.

 

Watch the special report from Karrada, in the center of Baghdad, by FRANCE 24's Lucas Menget and Guillaume Martin by clicking on 'play'.

 

Messe
At Sunday mass in Saint Joseph's church in Karrada, Baghdad, the benches are far from being full.

 

Arme
The security guard's Kalachnikov leans against the church wall.

 

Femmes
In Karrada, most churchgoers are women.

 

Date created : 2008-11-04

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