Patriarch addresses task force on Iraq’s future
October 19, 2016
The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church traveled to Berlin on October 17 to address the Atlantic Council’s task force on the future of Iraq.
Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako emphasized that if Mosul is liberated from ISIS, “the involved Western governments should assist the refugees in returning to their homes, securing areas of conflict, providing full protection for them, restoring their rights and properties, contributing to the reconstruction of towns and cities, compensating the resulted damages, and helping the restoration of the cultural and religious heritage of all its components,” according to a statement from the patriarchate.
Patriarch Sako also called upon the UN to push for changes to the Iraqi constitution to foster the separation of religion and state.
- H. B. Patriarch Sako Participating in a Task Force to Discuss the Future of Iraq on 17-19 Oct 2017, Berlin – Germany (Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate)
- About Future of Iraq (Atlantic Council)