The worshippers were searched at the door and snipers stood guard on the roof, but Sunday's Mass was a joyful one for more than 200 Iraqis who packed a church in eastern Baghdad to see the first Iraqi cardinal.
A Christian Mass? In Iraq? What the hell!?
...the service was capped by a handshake from a visiting Shiite imam.
They shook hands? Am I on crack?
No - well, maybe - but either way, this really happened. This is something. I mean if it was a Sunni leader, I would be having a party, but nevertheless, it's a clear step forward and shows maybe a hint of freedom in this foreign world.
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