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Patriarch hosts interfaith gathering for peace in Iraq

May 31, 2016

The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church hosted an interfaith gathering at a Catholic parish in Baghdad on May 30 to pray for peace in Iraq.

Leading Muslim clerics took part, as did members of other religions. Several ambassadors and members of parliament were in attendance.

“I would like also to highlight the importance of praying in the midst of such a critical situation and the suffering of our people in Iraq, Syria and the region, since praying helps in calming down the restless volcano of our inner struggles,” said Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako. “We have had enough of wars; the Iraqi people are tired of hearing about death, destruction, and displacement, on [a] daily basis, all of which are against the divine will.”

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