Orthodox Christianity in Iraq

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Oriental Orthodoxy in Iraq is the majority of Christianity in Iraq. Many of them are members of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The Syriac Orthodox Church is headed by a patriarch in Damascus. There are Armenians in Iraq, who belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church. A sizable population have fled from Iraq. [1] In Central and Southern Iraq, Oriental Orthodox women do not dare to appear on the streets without a veil.[1] In Iraqi Kurdistan, the situation for Oriental Orthodox Christians is safer.[1]

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