Church services cancelled in Iraq due to threats
24 December 2010 Last updated at 15:41 GMT
Many church services in Iraq have been cancelled, amid fears for the safety of Christians over the Christmas period.
Church leaders have urged worshippers to keep celebrations to a minimum, after a group affiliated to Al-Qaeda threatened fresh attacks.
In October, more than 40 worshippers were killed in the Syrian-Catholic Cathedral in Baghdad.
Now, Iraq's already dwindling Christian community is facing a fresh exodus - as Gabriel Gatehouse reports.