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Funeral Qasha Tuma - Hassana priest

Religion plays an important role in the self-identity as well as in in the daily life of the Assyrian-Chaldean community. These oriental Christians, refugees from the cradle of civilization in Mesopotamia, consider themselves the heirs of early Christianity. They are proud to belong to an old people whose Aramaic idiom reflects the language of Christ. They feel they are bringing the true light once more from the ancient East to the secular West.