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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Letter from Patriarch Louis Raphael I to Iraqi Parliament: there is no time to waste - Fides News Agency


In the time in which the dear Iraq is going in crisis of security and disorder, and every day is growing the numbers of dead bodies and the refugees, and the destructing is always bigger, we are adding our humble voice as Christian religious authority in Iraq to the voice of all the Muslim authorities: the honourable Shiites and Sunnites, begging you to accelerate the elections of the three presidencies to save the country from the dangers of and disorganization and loosing.

It is national, historical and moral responsibility that is imposed on you; therefore, start in presenting some “giving ups”, and work hardly to elect the three presidencies very quickly because the lives of the Iraqis and the unity of Iraq is in danger.

We propose to Your Excellencies, to recite this prayer at the beginning of your meeting:

“God, help us that we may use the dialogue between us and that we may understand each other to resolve the misunderstanding between us, far from restriction and sectarianism. God help us to spread the peace and tranquility between our people, so that Iraq may come out from its problem victorious. Amen”.

We have a big hope and a high trust in you. We will remain, with millions of Iraqis, waiting with great patience to hear the good news.

Louis Sako, Chaldean Patriarch

Source: Letter from Patriarch Louis Raphael I to Iraqi Parliament: there is no time to waste - Fides News Agency
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