Archivi tag: chaldean

ASIA/IRAQ – Patriarch Sako to the Chaldean youth: in the Church, enlivened by Christ, your role is not “decorative”

Baghdad – “I would like to express to each of you my closeness and understanding for the difficulties and emergencies you are facing, but also to tell you that there is no reason to despair. The Lord calls us to be a living and strong Church, a Church that bears his word, his love and… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – Post-election chaos, the Chaldean Church calls for “national dialogue” to avoid disaster

Baghdad – “If we do not quickly emerge from the chaos the Iraqi nation plunged into after the October general election”, “the country will face the worst, and we all know Iraq cannot bear more”. The Chaldean Patriarchate issued a message on Tuesday calling on all national components of the country to put aside wicked… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – “You are a living Church”: 400 boys and girls expected in Bagdhad for the meeting of the Chaldean Youth

Baghdad – “You are a living Church”. The words spoken by Pope Francis in Baghdad, in the homily of the liturgical concelebration he presided over in the Chaldean Cathedral of St. Joseph during his pastoral visit to Iraq, were chosen as the motto of the Chaldean Youth Meeting, scheduled in the Iraqi capital from November,… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – “United in Christ”. Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako pays a visit to Mar Awa III, the new Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East

Erbil – The condition of the indigenous Christian communities in the delicate historical phase crossed by Iraq and the future that awaits them in the lands of their millenary roots were at the center of the visit made on Thursday, October 21 by Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako to Mar Awa III, newly elected Patriarch… Leggi tutto »

EUROPE/SWEDEN – Life of Faith and Mission of Chaldean Catholics in Northern Europe

Götheborg – What does it mean to be Catholic in a Scandinavian Country, in a context with a Lutheran majority, but also of widespread atheism? And what are the missionary challenges of a “minority within a minority” such as the faithful of the Chaldean rite? What message does such an ancient Church, holder of the… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – Political elections, the Chaldean Patriarchate shares the appeal for the vote of Grand Ayatollah Al Sistani

Baghdad – While Iraqi citizens are preparing to go to the polls to elect the 329 members of the new Parliament, the Chaldean Patriarchate joins its voice to that of the Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani, who previously underlined the urgency and the opportunity to honor the electoral appointment on the agenda for Sunday, October… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – Chaldean Patriarch Sako: the future of Christians in the Middle East depends above all on them

Baghdad – The presence of Christian communities in the Middle East and their survival in the lands of the first apostolic preaching call into question “first of all” the responsibilities of Middle Eastern Christians themselves, who are also called to “admit their mistakes” to free themselves from a persistent “sectarian mentality” in order to build… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – Patriarchal note explains why the reference to Babylon in the name of the Chaldean Patriarchate has been removed

Baghdad – The reference to “Babylon”, so far contained in the name of the Chaldean Patriarchate, has been removed on the initiative of the last Chaldean Synod of Bishops because it has no historical basis. This emerges from a communication from the Patriarchate, which is intended as an answer to questions and disapproving comments that… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – Chaldean bishops and priests on upcoming political elections: faith and ecclesial belonging are not to be exploited for electoral purposes

Erbil – In the coming months, during the campaign in view of the political elections scheduled for October, it will be appropriate to ensure that the references to faith and ecclesial affiliations are not structured for electoral purposes. The Chaldean bishops and priests ask this before concluding the days of spiritual retreat they are spending… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/IRAQ – Pain and condolences of the Chaldean Church for the victims of the fire at the hospital of Nassiriya

Baghdad – Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, expressed on behalf of the entire Chaldean Church, “profound sadness and pain” for the tragedy that occurred on Monday, July 12 at the Covid isolation ward of the “Imam al Hussein” Hospital in Nassiriya, where a fire caused the death of at least… Leggi tutto »