» 02/14/2005, 00.00
Sharia will not be basic law, says Bishop Sako
The Bishop of Kirkuk tells AsiaNews that Sunnis will join the government because Shiites and Kurds cannot govern alone.
Iraq moving towards division, says bishop of Kirkuk
Mgr Louis Sako voices his concerns over the growing split between Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. A divided Iraq will not have peace but may confine Christians in their own ghetto.
Appeal from Archbishop Sako: politics is also trying to wipe out Iraqi Christians
The archbishop of Kirkuk launches an appeal to the government and to UN representatives, for the protection of Christians and other minorities, excluded from the new law that will regulate the provincial elections. Yesterday, in all of Iraqi Kurdistan, demonstrations were held after the Sunday Masses.
Government should protect minorities rights, says Mosul priest
Results for Christian tickets are below expectations. Hopes are now pinned on a Constitution that guarantees religious freedom.
In Kirkuk Christian and Muslim leaders pray for peace in the country
In Iraqi Kurdistan Christian, Sunni, Shia and Kurdish leaders pray together in the Sunni al-Rashid Mosque, calling for an “end to violence.” There are signs of hope showing that a will to rebuild the country exists despite ongoing attacks and targeted murders.
Mosul under Baathist-Islamist control
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