Skip to comments.Chaldean Patriarch: The Time Has Come for Iraq to Have a Christian Party
Posted on 01/01/2020 5:02:46 PM PST by marshmallow
There are prominent Christians in politics, law, and culture. For card Sako, it is essential to avoid dispersing strength and skills, dividing the community into parties and factions. Emigration abroad and marginalisation at home are the first challenges to face. Citizenship and the constitution are the bases for living together.
Baghdad (AsiaNews) Chaldean Patriarch Card Louis Raphael Sako said that the time has come for Christians to set up their own party in order to be stronger and have greater representation.
Perhaps it is now necessary, before it is too late, to think and plan a unified Christian strategy, writes the prelate in a note sent to AsiaNews for wider circulation. From this, a document will be produced, to which everyone will adhere under a name such as The Christian Parties Group, or the Christian Alliance.
For the cardinal, More than one observer believes that there is an excellent opportunity for Christians to think of forming a single political alliance that includes all parties, intellectual elites, specialties and abilities, especially young people.
Indeed, the Iraqi Christian community has experts in law, politics, sociology, economics and the media. This is why it is important to avoid dispersing such human resources among various parties and factions, each of which claims supremacy.
The times has come for Christian elites to think carefully about reviewing themselves and take responsibility for their reunification, especially amid great challenges and difficulties, like emigration, marginalisation in employment, weak political representation and ineffective quota system, dispersion among Assyrian, Syriac and Chaldean parties, changing demographics in traditionally Christian regions, and constitutional change.
After the 2003 US invasion, years of confessional violence, and the military rise and fall of the still ideologically present Islamic State group, Iraq finds itself facing new issues.
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“the time has come for Christians to set up their own party “
The same could be said for the Vatican.
I hope that they get to do it.
I don't have a lot of faith in the Iraqi government.
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