Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Cardinal Says Promised U.S. Aid Not Delivered; At Vatican, USAID’s Green Announces Additional Assistance For Iraqi Religious Minorities

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Associated Press: Chaldean cardinal says promised U.S. aid for Iraq hasn’t come
“The head of Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic Church complained on Tuesday that promised U.S. aid for religious minorities in Iraq hasn’t materialized, issuing an unusual public rebuke of the United States on the same day Washington announced a new infusion of assistance. Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako spoke at a Vatican briefing as Mark Green, USAID administrator, was at the Vatican for talks and announced a near doubling of funding — to about $300 million since last year — and on-the-ground results…” (Winfield/George, 10/16).