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Iraqi Christians and Muslims join in prayer for an end to the pandemic

Chaldean Patriarch Card Louis Raphael Sako: in this "difficult moment, humanity and in particular Iraqis marked by months of political crisis need human solidarity and concentrated efforts to eliminate the common enemy —the coronavirus and other complex problems."


In the message shared with AsiaNews, the Cardinal confirmed the adhesion of the Iraqi Church to the day of prayer called by the High Committee for Human Fraternity for tomorrow.

The Cardinal invites Christians and Muslims to a common prayer, so that “everyone can live in peace, security, stability and joy.”

In response to the call of Pope Francis and the imam of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Chaldean primate “urges believers of the Chaldean Church in Iraq and the world to participate in this day by fasting and praying.”

In these weeks the Chaldean Church would have liked to organise an Islamic-Christian ecumenical prayer, also inviting members of other religions “but – underlines Card Sako – the coronavirus pandemic has prevented it.”

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