Baghdad, Iraq, Jun 8, 2016 / 23:08 pm
Iraqi Muslims celebrating Ramadan will have the prayers of Chaldean Catholics, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon has said.
The Chaldean patriarch said that "We as a Church … bind our wishes with yours, expressing our solidarity, sincere feelings, respect and prayers from the bottom of our hearts that God may watch over Iraq and protect Iraqis."
He said Chaldean Catholics will pray for Muslims so that "your fasting and praying will enlighten and direct the hearts of all Iraqis toward the birth of a new Iraq, in which all its citizens will be treated equally, safeguard their dignity and bring them security and stability."
Ramadan is a Muslim month of fasting intended to commemorate the revelation of the Quran to Islam's Prophet Muhammad. This year, it lasts from June 5-July 5. It ends with the holiday Eid al-Fitr, which breaks the fast.