Cardinal Sako appeals for Vatican support as he seeks to regain formal recognition in Iraq
September 22, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: Two months after Iraq’s president revoked his recognition of Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako as Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, the prelate expressed disappointment that the Vatican has not done more to support him.
“I want the Vatican also to take a strong position,” Cardinal Sako said. “Honestly, I’m very sad and disappointed about the Church.”
“I’m expecting moral support,” he continued. “We don’t have a militia or army to defend us. Even a letter or a declaration [from the Vatican] to say that this [declaration by Iraq’s president] is not right, this is not true.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
For all current news, visit our News home page.
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a current donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!