Iraqi Christians must maintain strong presence: Chaldean Catholic Synod
Catholic World News - June 13, 2013
Christians should continue to serve as “a bridge between communities” in Iraq, the Chaldean Catholic Synod proclaimed at the close of a meeting in Baghdad.
Although half of Iraq’s Christians have fled the country during the past decade, the Chaldean Synod insisted on a maintaining a strong Christian presence in the country. The Synod called for the formation of capable Christians to serve in political leadership, active cooperation with other Christian communities, and outreach to the country’s Muslim majority.
The Chaldean Synod conclude with a festive dinner, hosted by Patriarch Raphael I Louis Sako. Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki attended as a guest.
In a final statement, the Synod voiced its concern over the continued bloodshed in Syria and promised prayers for the safety of two kidnapped Orthodox bishops.
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