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Governor of Basra: We will help the Iraqi Christians to return to their homeland
Majid Al- Nasrawi met the Chaldean Patriarch and the new Bishop Habib Hormuz Al-Nofal. Governor promises land and work for those who return to the city. Mar Sako confirms Churches’ attention for the south of the country. The prelate promises commitment to peace and coexistence in the city and the region.
Kirkuk, thanks to the Iraqi Church, which promotes "Bridges for Peace"
50 political and religious leaders gathered yesterday at the Archbishop’s residence signed a seven-point document for the harmony and coexistence. An appeal to the central government and the governor of Kurdistan, to solve problems "rather than complicate them." Mgr Sako: the value of diversity the foundation of coexistence.
Mgr. Sako’s Message for Ramadan in Kirkuk
The Chaldean archbishop asks Muslims that this sacred month be a time of prayer and reconciliation. He calls on Christians to observe the Muslim fast, not to eat in public and to dress modestly. In recent years in Mosul and Baghdad bombings occurred even during Ramadan. Fears for the population and Christians.
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Assyrian Church andChaldean Patriarchate: " dialogue and unity" in defense of Christians in the Middle East
Mar Dinkha IV responds to call for dialogue launched by Mar Sako and urges "joint action" of "sister churches ." The idea of a "Joint Committee " to pursue the project of unity. Chaldean Patriarch: "urgent" need to overcome the difficulties and ensure "our future presence".
Kirkuk: Muslims and Christians united for dialogue, only way to save Iraq
Sunnis and Shiites, tribal leaders, Kurds, Turkmen and Christians meet at luncheon organised by the city Chaldean archdiocese to fight those who would like to destroy peaceful coexistence between religions. Prime Minister al-Maliki’s spokesman says the government is opposed to the Nineveh Plains plan and the country’s division in ghettoes. Ayatollah al-Sistani receives Christian leaders and expressed his solidarity towards them.
Baghdad under attack, 35 dead and 140 wounded. Easter for Christians of peace in Iraq
A series of explosions targeted several parts of the capital, causing the collapse of some buildings. A suicide bomber blew himself up in a downtown restaurant. In Kirkuk, government leaders and Muslim religious leaders attended the Easter vigil. The faithful pray for national reconciliation. Archbishop Sako: the risen Christ reminds us of the value of forgiveness.
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