More than 1,000 Chaldean Christians have returned to the Iraqi town of Tesqopa after a Hungarian Christian group helped rebuild the former ISIS stronghold. Much of the predominately Christian town was destroyed by ISIS militants, whose occupation caused many families to flee for their lives.
On Twitter, the Chaldean People posted photos of children taking first communion at a Catholic church, thanking Hungary for their support.
“With the generosity of the Country of Hungary, the town was rebuilt after ISIS & over 1,000 Chaldean families have returned,” the tweet read.
First Communion Mass for #Chaldean kids in our #Chaldean #Catholic town of #Teleskuf, #Iraq. With the generosity of the Country of Hungary ??, the town was rebuilt after ISIS & over 1,000 Chaldean families have returned. Thank you, @HUN4Christians!#Chaldeans #Christians pic.twitter.com/YKvAFn5eRs
— Chaldean People (@Chaldean_People) June 24, 2018
The group, Hungary4Christians, responded that they were “happy to help.”
God bless these children, their families and may protect all the persecuted Christians of the world. We’re glad we could help. https://t.co/cSg1O88GVK
— Hungary4Christians ن (@HUN4Christians) June 24, 2018
Christian pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha celebrated the happy occasion on her personal Twitter account, along with an admonition for other Western countries to follow Hungary’s lead.
So precious…Catholic town of #Teleskuf is rising out of the ashes after the savage ISIS attacks of the past few years.
And they are giving credit to Hungary.
While the wealthiest European nations are ignoring the plight of Christians in Middle East, Hungary is quietly helping. https://t.co/WFah7DngVh
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) June 27, 2018
“While the wealthiest European nations are ignoring the plight of Christians in Middle East, Hungary is quietly helping,” she wrote.