Future Movement MP Atef Majdalani speaks during an interview in Beirut. (The Daily Star/File)
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Lebanese politicians and Christian leaders reiterated their concern Wednesday over the exodus of Christians from Iraq's city of Mosul. A Future Movement delegation visited Chaldean Bishop Michel Kassarji at the Chaldean Archdiocese in Baabda to express their solidarity with the Christians of Iraq, the majority of whom belong to the Chaldean Church, the National News Agency reported. After holding Mass last Sunday, Kassarji passionately described the plight of Mosul's Christians, some of whom have fled to Lebanon. Iraqi Christians have been fleeing Mosul in hordes after ISIS threatened to convert them to Islam and pay a special levy, or leave and avoid certain death.The church has strongly criticized France's offer to grant Iraqi Christians political asylum, describing the move as an attempt to empty the region of Christians.
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