The Last Christians of Iraq
Father Douglas Bazi having breakfast with members of the church on Easter Monday. Father Douglas was a parish priest at the Mar Elia Church and school in Baghdad. Before the 2003 war there were 2600 families in his parish. He believes there are less than 250 now. Those who remain are the poor and families with elderly or sick members who can not leave. After his church was bombed, his car was bomed twice, he was shot and kidnapped, he finally moved to the relative safety of Northern Iraq. Despite that, he considers himself lucky compared to many. Ainkawa, Iraq. 21/04/2014.