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Iraqi Christians consecrate country to Mary Queen of Peace

On Friday afternoon, a number of Christian Churches in Iraq consecrated the country to the Virgin Mary.

The solemn act will took place at in the Chaldean-rite Cathedral of St. Joseph in Baghdad, before a statue of the pilgrim Virgin, Queen of Peace.

For the past few days, the Christians of Baghdad have gathered to pray around the statue of the pilgrim Virgin, in many churches of the city. The statue has been on pilgrimage in Iraq since 1998. The announcement of the consecration was made on Sunday, March 16, in all the churches of the capital.

The act of consecration was to be attended by representatives of the Catholic Church and of other Christian denominations.

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24 Mar 2003