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Iraqi Christians greet Muslims before Ramadan

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clipped from www.speroforum.com
“We need signs of dialogue in Iraq, otherwise, all is lost”. This is what the Chaldean Archbishop of Kirkuk, Msgr. Louis Sako maintains …
[He] invites the Christian faithful of his diocese to unite themselves in prayer to their “Muslim brothers” in Iraq, during Ramadan, Islam’s holy month. …
The prelate – who yesterday issued a copy of his greetings in Arabic … has published a calendar of Ramadan rites and has distributed it to over 3 thousand families in the city…
During this period – Msgr. Sako has invited [Iraqi Christians] “to respect the feelings of Muslim citizens, not to eat and to drink publicly during this month, and not to ware [sic] indecent dress, and to join them in praying for … unity, stability, and [safety for] the lives and dignity of Iraqis”…
“Ramadan” – continues his message – “is a special time of prayer and progress in virtue, reconciliation and forgiveness, compassion and peace … to realize a society of love, harmony, truth and justice…

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Bravo to Msgr. Sako, and to Christians and Muslims around the world who have the courage, wisdom and greatness of heart to honor each other despite horrific loss. This is how peace comes.


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Written by Monte

September 12, 2007 at 11:55 am

Posted in Iraq, Islam, Religion, Terrorism

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