French cardinal visits Iraq’s persecuted Christians
Catholic World News - August 04, 2014
Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, joined by two other French bishops, made a four-day trip to Iraq to meet with some of the nation’s persecuted Christians.
“I will recite the Our Father in Aramaic-- your language, the language of Syriac Christians-- every single day until you are able to return to Mosul,” said the cardinal, according to a Vatican Insider report.
“You cannot imagine how important this visit of yours is: you have given them back their courage,” said Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, according to Cardinal Barbarin. “They can see that there is physically someone thinking of them.”
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