02/01/2023

Chaldean Patriarch Mor Louis Raphael Sako: Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian Christians are treated as second-class citizen in Iraq

BAGHDAD — Syriac Chaldean Patriarch Mor Raphael Louis I Sako has strongly criticized the treatment of Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian and other Christians in Iraq – Chaldeans-Syriacs-Assyrians make up by far the majority of the country’s Christians. In an interview with the Iraqi TV channel Al-Sharqiya News, the patriarch denounced the blatant religious discrimination against Iraqi Christians and all Christians living in the countries of the Middle East.

Below is a summary of the interview on Al-Sharqiya News translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.