IRAQ - Chaldean Patriarch: amid war and crises, Christmas is the Middle East's real hope [AN]


On his first Christmas as patriarch, Mar Raphael Louis Sako I will address the Christians of Iraq, the Middle East and the Diaspora, pointing out that the face of the Child Jesus is a source of wellness and prosperity, for our “Muslim brothers” too. Priests and the faithful must turn churches into “real grottoes,” enlivened by the love and warmth of the faith.



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