Iraq: Chaldean Patriarch wishes Muslims an ‘exceptional Ramadan’

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Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako
Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako has sent a message to the Muslim in Iraq for the holy month of Ramadan’. The Patriarch writes: “The month of Ramadan offers a propitious time for fasting, prayer, repentance and to change mentality and behaviour, in order to live in peace with oneself and others.”

The Primate of the Chaldean Church expresses his feelings of solidarity and respect for all members of the umma Mohammad, and in tragic circumstances lived by Iraq urges them to live an ‘exceptional Ramadan’, denying all forms of sectarianism, contributing to a ‘culture of reconciliation’, promoting ‘shared values of tolerance, proximity and friendship’ and supporting in every way possible ‘peaceful coexistence’, based on dialogue and mutual respect.

In the letter, Patriarch Louis Raphael also expressed gratitude to the Iraqi armed forces, and hopes that all Iraqi territories will soon be freed from the control of the Islamic State Jihadists.

Source: Vatican Radio