The Last Christians of Iraq
Iraqi Christians touch and kiss sacred relics at the Saint Yohana Church in the Christian town of Karaqosh located on the Nineveh Plain, the cradle of Christianity in Iraq. Karaqosh is just 20 kilometers from Mosul, one of the most violent cities in Iraq and the scene of numerous attacks against the Christian population. One of the longest continuous Christian communities in the world, violence, persecution and sectarian strife have forced more than two thirds of Iraq's Christians to flee the country. Karaqosh, Iraq. 18/04/2014.