Iraqi Christians Urged To Remain Faithful To Christ

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Christianity in Iraq
Christianity in Iraq

Chaldean Patriarch Mar Louis Raphael I Sako in a letter addressed to the Christian community of Iraq cautions them: Iraqi Christians today are called to “remain faithful” to Christ and to their land, because it “is not just dust,” but is a part of their “identity, language and customs,” not to mention their “traditions, history, memory, and authenticity. Land is sacred,” said
In the text, His Beatitude quotes extensively from the Gospels, in particular, from John, who stressed that the Risen Christ “lives” and works through the Church in the world, guiding “our steps.” The patriarch’s message is one of hope for the persecuted minority, victim of abuse, violence and persecution by the militias of the Islamic State.