BREAKING:CHALDEAN PATRIARCHATE’S APPEAL FOR URGENT HELP S.O.S.

We have just received this desperate appeal from the Chaldean Catholic Patriarchate in Baghdad, following the fall of Qaraqosh (see our editorial from earlier today) and the current humanitarian tragedy as 100,000 Christians flee the Islamic terrorist armies.

[Update: 11:30 a.m. GMT:] As a response to the catastrophe, the Holy See Press Office made a declaration on how the Pope is extremely concerned with Iraqi Christians, rehashing what was said at the Angelus of almost three weeks ago after Mosul Christians were expelled.

We regret to say, but a Holy See spokesman declaration is not enough at this extremely urgent moment! The Christian, Catholic, 2000-year-old presence in Iraq is being wiped out as we speak. Since all the media seems to agree that Pope Francis is the most popular figure in the world today, then only he can make the dramatic gestures that the moment demands. It’s a time for public weeping, and crying out loud in the middle of Saint Peter’s Square for all the world to see, if necessary. It’s time to denounce by name the powerful of this world who have abandoned the Christians of Iraq and Syria. It’s time to show that we are desperate because they, our brothers and sisters, are desperate. What’s the point of popularity if it is not put to urgent use in moments of emergency?

Please, Peter, show your face and your tears for all the world to see! Please, Peter, speak up with your own voice! These are your own sheep being massacred!