Church built 74 years ago

Bells of Bashara Church no longer ringing

KHANAQIN, January 2 — Sarbast Brzo, a historian based in the Khanaqin district of Diyala, shares the history of Bashara Church, built 74 years ago when a substantial Christian community thrived in the area.

Now closed, Brzo recounts the church’s integration into the collective memory of Khanaqin’s residents and its symbolic significance, representing a testament to religious coexistence.