Skip to comments.Chaldean Patriarch and Grand Mufti: Christians and Muslims Together for Peace in Iraq
Posted on 02/07/2014 8:57:01 AM PST by marshmallow
Mar Sako meets Sheikh Rafi Taha Al-Rifai in Sulayamaniyya, Iraqi Kurdistan . A courtesy visit to strengthen friendly relations between religious leaders and communities. His Beatitude speaks of the plight of Christians in reception centers and appeals for mutual "harmony".
Baghdad ( AsiaNews) - A "courtesy" visit to strengthen relations of friendship and "brotherhood" between the Christian and Muslim communities, as well as to "broaden" the foundations of "joint action" to achieve the goal of a "lasting peace" in the country . This was the spirit that animated the meeting between the Chaldean Patriarch Mar Louis Raphael I Sako and Sheikh Rafi Taha Al- Rifai, the Grand Mufti of Iraq at the residence of Muslim religious leader in Sulayamaniyya, the capital of the governorate of al- Sulaymaniyya, Iraqi Kurdistan .
The meeting dates back to Jan. 31 , but details only recently emerged on the official website of the Chaldean Patriarchate, describing the atmosphere of the face-to- face meeting between the two religious leaders and common objectives that were set. The Christian delegation also included the Apostolic Nuncio in Iraq Archbishop Giorgio Lingua , the auxiliary bishop Msgr. Shlemon Warduni and the three new recently ordained bishops of the Chaldean Church.
His Beatitude briefed the Islamic leader on the sufferings of the Christian community, past and present, also stressing "the common task " of religious leaders , of "sacrifice, dialogue and mutual understanding " and action aimed at "the common good" and "charity " as prescribed by "the dictates of Islam and Christianity". Violence adds Mar Sako, does not solve problems, "but it is a harbinger of further violence."
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Islam does not know the meaning of the word Peace. For them, peace means total domination by Islam, a word which means Submission.
Why would any sane person make a deal with the devil, Satan never keeps his side of the bargain, only wants to sneak an advantage. Christians should not get in bed with the big bad wolf!
If islam were truly interested in peace, there would’ve been peace in the middle east a long time ago. The fruit of islam is death and suffering, and “by their fruits you shall know them”.
Christians in the middle east face martyrdom every time they walk out the door for a loaf of bread.