Australia denies visas to Iraqi WYD pilgrims

I saw this first on the Mad Priest’s site:

The Australian government has denied visas to dozens of World Youth Day pilgrims from Iraq, citing concerns that participants will not return home and instead will seek asylum in Australia. One Chaldean Catholic priest called the decision “a slap at young people who wanted to go to witness to the faith and the joy of the church’s living in Iraq despite sufferings.”

 

Aussies, read the rest here and hang your heads—in shame and prayer.

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