Chaldean Catholic patriarch, Iraqi prime minister discuss plight of Christians
Catholic World News - October 17, 2013
Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Baghdad-based Chaldean Catholic Church, met recently with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to discuss the plight of Christians in Iraq.
According to a statement from the Chaldean Catholic Church--an Eastern church in full communion with the Holy See--the patriarch called upon government agencies to hire Christian youth and discussed the guarding of churches and the seizure of Christians’ property.
The prime minister, in turn, “promised compensation for churches and [placing] Christian guards, opening more work opportunities for the Christians within the State’s public services, and pursuing whoever had forcibly seized the homes of Christians and their property.”
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