Rome, Italy, Dec 7, 2010 / 16:05 pm
Chaldean-Catholic Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk, Iraq has expressed regret over the climate of chaos, fear and confusion following the murder of an elderly Iraqi Christian couple.
Speaking on Vatican Radio, Archbishop Sako thanked Pope Benedict XVI for the concern he expressed for Iraq during the Angelus on Dec. 5.
The Pontiff is “truly a father who feels the pain of his sons and daughters,” he said. “The situation is very difficult for Christians and Muslims” in Iraq because of the constant violence, the archbishop added.
The latest attack involved an elderly Christian couple, “Hikmat Sammak and his wife Samira, who had sold their home and moved north. They had returned to Baghdad for two days to wrap up their move and sell what they had left,” the archbishop explained.