On Monday, December 4, 2017, there will be a book launch for Abducted in Iraq: A Priest in Baghdad at Notre Dame London Global Gateway, Trafalgar Hall. Author Bishop Saad Hanna and Edward S. Aris will speak at the event, and Lord David Alton of Liverpool will chair the discussion. The launch is hosted by the University of Notre Dame and the Chaldean Catholic Mission in UK. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion with the author. The event is open to the public. Register here.
How do we respond in the face of evil, especially to those who inflict grave evil upon us? Abducted in Iraq is Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna’s firsthand account of his abduction in 2006 by a militant group associated with al-Qaeda. As a young parish priest and visiting lecturer on philosophy at Babel College near Baghdad, Fr. Hanna was kidnapped after celebrating Mass on August 15 and released on September 11. Hanna’s plight attracted international attention after Pope Benedict XVI requested prayers for the safe return of the young priest.