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Chaldean Patriarch: Iraqi Christians’ prayers and solidarity for Jerusalem this Christmas
In the message to the faithful Mar Sako addresses a thought to the "holy city for Christians, Muslims and Jews". An invitation to rebuild Iraq’s homes and cities recently liberated from ISIS. Christians and Muslims must rebuild their homeland "hand in hand" with a view to "tolerance and coexistence, peace and security".
05/01/2018 14:16:00 IRAQ
Chaldean patriarch: Christmas clebrations in Mosul and Iraq, hope for Christians and Muslims
Millions of people took to the streets in Baghdad, Mosul, Najaf, Basra to celebrate. For the first time in three and a half years a Mass celebrated in the former Isis stronghold. The church cleaned up and arranged by young Muslims. The five challenges for the future of Iraq. And the Iraqi Churches’ duty to safeguard unity to protect the future of the community.
26/05/2016 13:58:00 IRAQ
Archbishop of Kirkuk: Against violence and extremism, a "wide awake and merciful" Church
Msgr. Yousif says the upcoming assembly of Chaldean clergy in Erbil must "chart a new path" in an era of "enormous changes and challenges." The priests also "essential" for the Muslims, because they assume a "bridge" role with modernity. The work of Catholic education and health care. The refugees from Mosul witnesses of a faith stronger than terrorism.
We shall celebrate Christmas even amidst all the violence, Chaldean Patriarch says
Church leaders are united to honour victims and oppose terrorism. They express solidarity with the Shiite community in Karbala and Najaf hit by deadly violence yesterday.
Baghdad Patriarch calls for brotherhood and solidarity, the only way to overcome Iraq's tragedy
Mar Raphael Louis Sako issues a message for the feast of the Transfiguration, which is also World Day of Prayer for Iraq. His Beatitude focuses on Pope Francis' call for "brotherhood" to transform "hearts and minds". As young people in Baghdad pray for Mosul, ISIS continues its advance in the North. UN sources report that July was a "tragic month" in terms of dead and wounded. Mar Sako offers prayer for peace.
28/05/2015 IRAQ - IRAN
Patriarch of Baghdad: Iran’s Chaldeans, "light, salt and leaven" in the Church of Persia
From May 12 to 24 last, Mar Sako made a pastoral visit to Tehran and Urmia, in Iran, meeting Christian and Muslim political and religious figures. His Beatitude stressed the historic presence of Christians in Iran, a presence that precedes Islam. He invited the faithful to "stay close to your country" and reminds them "strength is in quality and not in number."
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