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Christians in Iraq

In an April 26 letter, National Council of Churches officials and leaders, including ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson, asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to help protect Christians and other minorities in Iraq.

"We fear that a growing climate of mistrust and animosity will further threaten the fragile Christian community," they wrote.

More than a dozen Christians were killed in early 2010.


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