The congregation of St George Baghdad was joined by honoured guests and friends in a joyous celebration of Christmas on 26 December, led by parish priest Fr Faiz.
The occasion included addresses by Dr Mohammed Hussam from the office of Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, and Sheikh Saddam Zamil, as well as a performance by a group of talented children. Representatives from the British Embassy included Deputy Ambassador James Downer, alongside members of the local Community Police.
Members of Dream, an NGO established by Nawar Assim, wife of the Chairman of Iraq’s Parliament, were also in attendance. The parish is extremely grateful to Dream for the help it provided St George’s School of the Redeemer (al-Fadi) in its efforts to deliver Christmas presents this year.
Photo credit: Sinan Kakarash