Posts Tagged ‘Patriarch Louis Sako’

Pope to meet top Shia leader in Iraq

Thursday, February 11th, 2021
Pope to meet top Shia leader

Pope Francis will meet the Shia leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani during the first-ever Papal visit to Iraq. The meeting between Francis, the global leader of the Catholic Church, and al-Sistani, the highest religious authority of Iraqi Shi’ism, is due to take place in the city of Najaf. The pope will also visit the cities Read more

Global day of prayer for peace organised for Transfiguration

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A Global Day of Prayer for Peace is being organised for August 6, the feast of the Transfiguration. The international pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need and Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Rafael Sako of Iraq appealed to all people of good will to join in. A statement from Aid to the Church in Read more

Expulsion of Christians from Mosul like Nazi Germany

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The expulsion of Christians from Iraq’s second largest city has been compared to 1930’s Nazi Germany by a former British ambassador to the Holy See. Francis Campbell, who served in Rome from 2005 to 2011, said he was deeply disturbed by the West’s indifference to the events in Mosul. The extremist Islamic State of Iraq Read more