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Christians in Iraq to Walk More Than 80 Miles for Peace

Last edited 3rd April 2017

Christians in Iraq to Walk More Than 80 Miles for Peace

The walk will take place during Holy Week and will begin with a Palm Sunday Mass in Irbil

The Chaldean Catholic patriarch is supporting a more than 80-mile peace march during Holy Week to urge an end to violence in his homeland and throughout the Middle East.

The Chaldean Catholic Church has dedicated 2017 as the Year of Peace. For the patriarch, Holy Week culminating in the Easter celebration offers a fresh hope to breathe new life into prayer and reflection, reconciliation and dialogue.

“Peace must be achieved by us [religious leaders] as well as politicians, through courageous initiatives and responsible decisions,” said Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad.


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