Wednesday, April 9, 2003

This is a rather strange little tidbit about the Archbishop of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Basra:(scroll down a few stories)

The Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Basra, Iraq, is showing journalists "the gift I have received from Bush." Archbishop Djibrail Kassab has put a label -- "April 3, 2:30 a.m." -- on his piece of U.S. shrapnel. "I was in my bed with the windows opened out in case the glass shattered," he told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. U.S.-led forces "bombed offices of the Foreign Ministry about 30 yards away," he said. "This is the fragment of an American missile that landed at the foot of my bed."

For more on the Archbishop and his relatives in the US, from an April 3 CNS story, go here.