An Iraqi bishop willing to die for his flock

Beirut last night. Baghad this morning. And Paris tonight.

ISIS is on a mission to terrorize the entire world. But while they promote an ideology of hate, there are heroes rising up across the globe to offer a counter-witness of radical love.

Tonight I broke bread with one of them: Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq. Despite calls to abandon the region for his safety, Archbishop Warda stays behind to look after the needs of suffering refugees throughout the nation.

He told me tonight he’s prepared to die if that’s what it comes to: “I don’t want to die. But I’m a priest. I’d rather die than leave any of my people behind. They’re my life.”12249739_10205079821784492_4916569610421304418_n