U.S. soldiers come forward to receive the Eucharist from Bishop Imad Al Banna during a Catholic Mass on Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2009. Al Banna, a Basra native, sat with soldiers for more than an hour after the liturgy, sharing food and posing for pictures. Many attendees said they would never forget the rare experience of attending Mass celebrated by an Iraqi bishop.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Darryl L. Montgomery