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President Barzani Receives Patriarch Louis Sako

Barzani to Iraqi Christians: We will live and die together

Shwan Barzinji
BasNews, Erbil

Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani has made an impassioned statement to all Iraqi Christians in the wake of their forced migration from Mosul. He tells Iraqi Christians not to think about immigration abroad, stating that the Kurdistan Region will stand against the terrorists and protect their land and lives.
According to a public statement given by the Presidency, Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani received the Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon, Patriarch Louis Rapahael I Sako who was accompanied by a delegation of clergymen from the Nineveh plain and other parts of Iraq.
Barzani warmly welcomed the delegation on Wednesday and reiterated his support for the Christian community of Mosul who has recently been subjected to a number of acts of violence in the hands of the ISIS terrorists.
Barzani stated that the Kurdistan Region will continue to support the fleeing Christians and will utterly condemn the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) acts of terrorism against the Christians of the Nineveh plains.
“We will all either die together or we will live together with dignity,” said Barzani.
Patriarch Sako and the accompanying delegation expressed their gratitude to Barzani and to the Kurdistan Region’s stance of support, praying to an end of the current crisis in Mosul.

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