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Vatican procurator says “real persecution” of Christians exists in Iraq

.- The Procurator of the Chaldean Church at the Holy See, Msgr. Philip Najim, said last week, “Nobody can deny that a real persecution of Christians in Iraq is taking place.” 

“It’s clear to those who imagined a different future, reality is difficult to face and now they find themselves in the uncomfortable position of refugees,” Msgr. Najim said.  “For this reason, they need material assistance and moral consolation,” he said, explaining the purpose of his visits to the Chaldean communities in Europe.

Msgr. Najim is scheduled to visit Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.  “I will meet with the families and communities of believers who have the need to be heard and feel the unifying and consoling presence of the Church.  Many families, who in the past suffered from wars and embargos, are now integrated into the social fabric of these countries,” he added.

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