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Chaldean Patriarch at Eucharistic Congress: West Not Aware of Fears and Difficulties that Christians Middle East Facing

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.09.07.

“The West is not aware of the fears and difficulties that Christians are facing” in the Middle East, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, the Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, said in his address to the International Eucharistic Congress on Tuesday.

Sako said the years-long drama of Christians in the Middle East was ongoing. “Radicalism, terror as a political and religious ideology is growing more and more in the Middle East,” the cardinal said. “Extremists want to take advantage of the situation to mark the end of Christian presence in the Middle East,” he said.

Sako said Iraqi citizens and Christian communities shared the dream to live in peace, stability, and dignity. The separation of state and church is key to that goal, he said.

Archbishop Marini at IEC: Christians Must Make Testimony Through Personal Example
Archbishop Marini at IEC: Christians Must Make Testimony Through Personal Example

The future of our faith is determined by how we can use that liturgy in our life, Archbishop Piero Marini said at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest.Continue reading

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