ASIA/IRAQ - The Chaldean Church: pain and sadness for the victims and the destruction of the Great Mosque in Mosul

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Mosul (Agenzia Fides) – The Chaldean Church expresses sadness for the destruction of the al Nuri Mosque in Mosul, renowned for the pending minaret, and reaffirms its sadness for the victims of the bombings and for all the people who continue to suffer from thirst, hunger and lack of medicine. An official statement issued by the media of the Chaldean Patriarchate, also expressed the hope that, in the face of today's suffering, the hearts of the Iraqis will lead them to the desire to build together peaceful and fruitful coexistence.
While Iraqi troops accused Sunni jihadists of attacking the famous mosque, militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (Daesh) replied that it was a US raid that destroyed the sacred building. (GV) (Agenzia Fides, 22/6/2017)