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  • » 03/28/2013, 00.00

    IRAQ

    Chaldean Patriarch and Christian leaders promote peace plan for Iraq

    Joseph Mahmoud

    Developed in four points, the document was presented to Prime Minister al-Maliki and President of the Parliament. It provides for an end to "foreign intervention" in matters of domestic policy and the reconstruction of the "Iraqi home" with the participation "of all active components in society." Appeal for proper use of media and avoid exploitation in upcoming elections.

    Baghdad (AsiaNews) - An end to "foreign intervention" in matters of domestic policy and the promotion of the reconstruction of the "Iraqi home" through the "active participation of all members of the political world." This is the appeal that his Beatitude Mar Louis Sako I addressed this morning the President of Parliament Osama al-Nujayfi Abdu'l Aziz, in an official meeting which was attended - as well as by the Chaldean Patriarch - by all the main leaders of the Christian Churches . The face to face talks are part of a series of initiatives promoted by leaders of the religious minority, to revive the peace process and autonomy of the Arab nation, 10 years after the U.S. invasion, in the run-up to Easter.

    As reported by the site baghdadhope, yesterday morning, the Chaldean Patriarch and heads of Christian denominations in Baghdad (pictured) met the leaders of the government, led by Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Environment Minister, and Christian, Sargon Lazar. The talks centered on a "national reconciliation" plan developed - in recent days - by the Christian leaders, during a series of meetings dedicated to pastoral action.

    Addressing the Prime Minister al-Maliki, his Beatitude Mar Louis I recalled the Gospel, where Jesus says that "the greatest among you shall be my servant." "You- said the Patriarch - are the greatest among us in terms of responsibility, and it is your duty to take the initiative for reconciliation, as would a father, for the sake of Iraq and the Iraqi people."

    The Christian peace plan has been proposed to the President of the Republic, leaders of the autonomous region of Kurdistan and this morning, the President of Parliament. In addition to an end to foreign "interference" the plan provides for three other main points: resolution of differences through dialogue and avoid "use the media to provoke and threaten", especially in view of the elections; reopen the dossier concerning the prisoners "in the territory of competence, releasing the innocent" establish a commission for dialogue that gives practical application to the peace plan.

     

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