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Chaldean patriarch reflects on Armenian genocide, Islamic State

May 01, 2015

The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, whose patriarchal offices are located in Baghdad, has published a reflection on the Armenian genocide and the current persecution of Christians by the Islamic State.

“How come the world did not deal with that horrible incident of massacres, in an appropriate way, a hundred years ago?” asked Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako.

“And today, after a hundred years, despite the evolution of the media, why is the world is not seriously reacting neither towards the dramatic uprooting of 120,000 Iraqi Christians from their towns and homes, nor towards the Syrians’ tragedies and the crimes committed against the Copts and Ethiopians who were killed and slaughtered like sheep in Libya?”


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  • Posted by: jacquebquique5708 - May. 01, 2015 10:38 AM ET USA

    Very good question from the good patriarch. Here in St. Louis, we have a link to the Middle East with St. Raymond Maronite. The patriarch visits once a year for economic support. The Maronites have a solid monastic tradition. This tradition comes from Lebanon where they have a government where Christians, Shia, and Sunni try to work together.