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 Iraqi Chaldeans Enthrone New Patriarch

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مُساهمةموضوع: رد: Iraqi Chaldeans Enthrone New Patriarch   الجمعة 08 مارس 2013, 2:41 am




Iraqi Chaldeans Enthrone New
Patriarch




Archbishop Louis Sako was enthroned on Wednesday
as the new patriarch of the Iraq-based Chaldean Church during a mass in Baghdad
broadcast on national television.
He replaces Emmanuel III Delly, who retired in
December after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 85 in the church, which
is the largest Christian community in Iraq and recognises the authority of the
pope.
The ceremony was held in the Mar Yusuf cathedral
in the Karrada area of central Baghdad, with main roads blocked off by security
forces.
"I will work with Muslims and Sabeans (a small
minority community) to achieve... justice, freedom, equality and commitment to
dialogue" with Sunni and Shiite Muslim clerics, Sako later told AFP in a
telephone interview.
Sako, who was archbishop of Kirkuk, takes the
title of Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans. He is seen as pro-Kurdish and
has favoured co-operation with Muslim leaders.
The Chaldean church, which has 700,000 followers
worldwide and uses Aramaic -- the language that Jesus Christ spoke -- is one of
the oldest Christian communities in the world.
But along with other Iraqi Christians, it suffered
persecution, forced flight and killings in the aftermath of the 2003 US-led
invasion.
Before 2003 more than a million Christians lived in Iraq. Now they
number around 450,000.
According to the UN High Commissioner for
Refugees, many thousands fled after 44 worshippers and two priests were killed
in an attack on a Syriac Catholic church in Baghdad on October 31, 2010, an
atrocity claimed by Al-Qaeda.
Between 2003 and May 2012, some 900 Christians
were killed, while 200 were kidnapped, tortured and ultimately released for
exorbitant ransoms, according to the Hammurabi Human Rights Organisation in
Iraq.
Sako was elected on February 1 by bishops from
Iraq and other parts of the Middle East, as well as areas of North America and
Europe with large Iraqi diasporas, at a synod held in Rome for security
reasons.
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