Father Ragheed & Companions, New Martyrs Of Iraq

Pray for us.

Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni, 1972 – 2007


Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni (20 January 1972, Mosul, Iraq – 3 June 2007, Mosul) was a Chaldean Catholic priest who was murdered together with subdeacons Basman Yousef Daud, Wahid Hanna Isho, and Gassan Isam Bidawed after the Sunday evening Divine Ltiturgy at Mosul’s Holy Spirit Chaldean Church. At the time of his murder, Father Ganni was secretary to Paulos Faraj Rahho, the Archbishop of Mosul of the Chaldean Church, Iraq’s largest Christian community. Rahho was murdered only nine months after Ganni’s death, in the same city of Mosul.

Father Ganni was ordained priest in Rome in October 2001 after studies at the Pontifical Irish College, where he had arrived in 1996 after completing an engineering degree at Mosul University. He returned to Iraq after the ousting of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Father Ragheed Aziz Ganni, pray for us!


5 Responses to Father Ragheed & Companions, New Martyrs Of Iraq

  1. aboriente says:

    Thanks for the post assimplesinner.

    Martyr Ragheed pray for us!

  2. NYer says:

    Holy martyrs Ragheed and Rahho, pray for the christians in the Middle East.

  3. Dr. Eric says:

    Holy Martyrs Paulos, Ragheed, Basman, Wahid, and Gassan pray for us!

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