As a result of continued bombing, killing and forced displacement directed towards our Assyrian people in Iraq, the Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) Australian Chapter joint the public rally organised by the Iraqi Christian groups on Saturday 6th November 2010 to condemn the Barbaric attack on the Our Lady of Salvation Syriac Catholic Church in Baghdad. The attack happened during worship services on October 31, 2010 and claimed the lives of numerous innocent parishioners and priests.
During the protest Mr. Hermiz Shahen, the regional Secretary of Australia and New Zealand read the AUA condemnation letter on behalf of the Assyrian Universal Alliance and Mr. David David made a statement on behalf of the Assyrian Australian National Federation. The protest was joint buy all Iraqi Christian denomination and few political parties.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the immediate family of the parishioners and Reverent fathers who lost their lives during this horrific attack and to the Assyrian nation worldwide. May almighty God rest their souls in peace. Let this martyrdom be a reminder to our people, particularly our churches, to stand shoulder to shoulder in defending our nation.
Assyrian Universal Alliance - Australian Chapter
PO Box 34
Fairfield NSW 1860 Australia.
Tel: (02) 9823 5340.
Fax: (02) 9610 2499.
Mobile: 0407 235349