Father Albert Hisham, Director of Communications of the Chaldean Patriarchate: The Satellite Channel Al Sharqiya ran news on the morning of the 25th of December 2013 regarding an explosion at the Church of St John in the area of Doura in Baghdad, and the death of a number of faithful. This news is false .
According to a valid source at the Church itself, the faithful participated in the Christmas Mass celebration at 7:30 am and left the church returning to their homes at 9:30 am. The explosion happened at 11:15 in the vicinity of the Souk of the Assyrians, not far from the police station, and therefore a distance from the church.
We invite the media to be completely certain of the facts before rushing to publication, in order to avoid spreading fear.
Merry Christmas to everyone.