Mosul, Iraq, Dec 9, 2019 / 15:10 pm
Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has appealed for financial and spiritual aid for Christians in the Middle East, especially in Iraq. The Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans and head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, made the plea in a letter on Friday, December 6.
"Today, after two years of its liberation from ISIS, the Nineveh Plain area still needs the help of our brothers and sisters who can pray and give us a hand," said Cardinal Sako.
In the letter, addressed to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), social institutions, churches, and governments, Sako said that the Christians in the region "need your help so that all the people of the Nineveh Plain (can) remain in their homes, and those who have been displaced outside the region can return to it."
The Nineveh Plain is region in northern Iraq.