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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Iraqi Chaldean bishop calls for solidarity during Ramadan

Kirkuk’s Christians have sent greetings to their “Muslim brothers” ahead of Ramadan, according to AsiaNews.

According to the article, The Chaldean bishop Msgr. Sako “invites the Christian faithful to unite themselves in prayer with Muslims.”

This year, the holy month begins on September 13 and ends on October 12. Sako has called on all Iraqis “to respect the feelings of Muslim citizens not to eat and drink publicly during this month and not to wear indecent dress, and to join them in praying for unity, stability, and to safeguard the lives and dignity of Iraqis.”

“Ramadan – continues his message – is a special time of prayer and progress in virtue, reconciliation and forgiveness, compassion and peace, for the benefit of all Iraqis. It is a month in which we take patience and strength to realize a society of love, harmony, truth and justice, and the actual cloud of violence can end, heal our wounds, realize our hopes of living in security, freedom and joy…”

For the full article, click here.


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