Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Muslim 'Hatred' Seeks to Destroy Christianity in Iraq, Says Patriarch Sako
Spero Forum ^ | 9/29/17 | Martin Barillas

Posted on 10/03/2017 6:36:34 PM PDT by marshmallow

According to a report from Aid to the Church in Need, a Christian charity, Cardinal Pietro Parolin -- the Vatican's secretary of state -- has warned that the millenial Christian community of Iraq is struggling to merely survive. He called on the world to respect the rights of minorities such as the Christian community in the conflictive country.

In a stark warning, Parolin said at a conference in Rome on Thursday, "We are all aware that the conflicts and tensions of recent years represent a risk, not only for the survival of Christians – but also for the very possibility that the Middle East can be a place of coexistence between peoples belonging to different religious and ethnic groups.” The cardinal spoke during the same week that a referendum took place on independence for Kurdistan, the region of northern Iraq where Christians found sanctuary following the occupation of the Ninevah Plains area by the Islamic State (a.k.a. Daesh).

Cardinal Parolin said that Pope Francis is personally concerned for the survival of Iraq’s ancient Christian community. He said: “From the outset, the Holy Father has followed with deep concern the tragedy of the thousands of families forced to abandon their own cities and villages due to the invasion of the so-called Islamic State, starting in June 2014…”

“The Holy See… has missed no opportunity to speak out on behalf of those Christians, reiterating on numerous occasions the necessity of facilitating their return and ensuring adequate measures of protection and respect for their rights.”

Cardinal Parolin thanked Aid to the Church in Need for the help it has give to displaced families who were driven from their homes. The group plans to rebuild Christian towns and villages destroyed by the warring parties. He said: “I would like to express my sincere.....

(Excerpt) Read more at speroforum.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Islam; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS:

1 posted on 10/03/2017 6:36:34 PM PDT by marshmallow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: marshmallow
Cardinal Parolin said that Pope Francis is personally concerned for the survival of Iraq’s ancient Christian community.

BS.

2 posted on 10/03/2017 6:37:40 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marshmallow

IDK if this is anything more than lip service...


3 posted on 10/03/2017 6:41:03 PM PDT by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo

Ditto.


4 posted on 10/03/2017 7:08:41 PM PDT by wmileo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson