Rome, Italy, Oct 1, 2007 / 08:49 am America/Denver (CNA).
During a dinner with 150 Muslim representatives marking the end of Ramadan, Archbishop Louis Sako said, “There is no Iraq without Christians.”
The Iraqi archbishop told participants, “This invitation is an expression of tolerance, harmony and coexistence. We are all brothers, children of the same God. We should not live like Cain and Abel. We should respect each other and cooperate for the good of the people and of our country.”
“The world needs Christians and Muslims. The conflict and isolation of some of us is a loss for all of humanity,” he continued. “We cannot live without reconciliation and collaboration, and especially without sincere dialogue,” the archbishop said.
According to the SIR news agency, Muslim leaders said they were pleased by Archbishop Sako’s remarks and were open to promoting a culture of dialogue and peace.