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Chaldean Patriarch asks Iraq's Muslims to join Christians in Lenten prayers for peace

February 18, 2015

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has asked Muslims to join Christians in fasting during Lent, and to unite in prayer for peace in Iraq.

In his Lenten message, sent to the Fides news service, the Chaldean Patriarch said that Lent is “a propitious time for repentance, conversion and reconciliation, with self, with the Lord, and with others.” He encouraged all Iraqis, regardless of faith, to “work to strengthen our unity in diversity, rather than pursue sectarianism.”


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