The ancient Markorkis Church in the village of Bartella in the Nineveh Plains, has re-opened its doors for worshipers returning to their area. The Church was rehabilitated by the Iraqi Government, donors, and civil society organisations.
Iraqi Christians are now able to go to the St George Church in Bartella, east of Mosul, after its restoration. The Church found in the Nineveh Plains is considered one of the first to be reconstructed after the area was liberated from ISIS in 2017.
An Assyrian Church in the city of Bartella in Mosul host a mass iftar banquet for Muslims in the city. The attendees expressed their delight at the efforts put in by the Christian Iraqis to sow the seeds of unity and patriotism after the removal of ISIS.