Christians discovered that the tomb of a blind local priest at St. Addai Church had been desecrated by Daesh militants during their occupation of Karamlis.
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Karamlis, a Christian village on the Ninevah plains in northern Iraq, fell to Daesh in August 2014, two months after the extremist group took Iraq's second city of Mosul and surrounding areas, sending most of its inhabitants fleeing. The village was liberated around three weeks ago as part of the push for Mosul, but most of its homes have been destroyed in the process.Some of those returned Sunday to attend Sunday prayers in their hometown, and check on their homes.Shamoun himself said he'd been displaced five times in his life, and that by now he believes there's no future for Christians or minorities in the Middle East.
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