Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace III Younans plans to open a cause for the beatification of 48 people killed in a 2010 attack on a cathedral in Baghdad.
Our Lady of Salvation cathedral was bombed during a Sunday Mass on October 31, 2010. Two priests who were concelebrating the liturgy were killed, along with 46 others.
The Syriac Patriarch said that he plans to open a formal cause for the beatification of the victims next year. He made this announcement during the August 29 ceremony in which he presided at the beatification of Bishop Flavianus Michael Malke, who died as a martyr in 1915.