Baghdad, Iraq, Nov 12, 2019 / 10:50 am
The Chaldean patriarch has called for three days of fasting and prayer "for an end to the chaos and violence that are bloodying" Iraq.
For more than six weeks, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been protesting government corruption. More than 300 have been killed by security forces.
Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, the Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon, has asked that Chaldeans observe Nov. 11-13 as days of fasting and prayer.
The protests, which began Oct. 1, are largely in response to government corruption and a lack of economic growth and proper public services. Protesters are calling for electoral reform and for early elections.