Lebanon News

Union urges UN to save Iraq’s Christians

An Iraqi works on a temporary mosaic of Christian symbols at the Chaldean Church of the Virgin Mary of the Harvest, in Alqosh, north of Mosul, northern Iraq.(AP Photo/File))

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Union of Christian Associations Thursday urged the immediate intervention of the U.N. and international organizations to rescue Christians in Iraq.

“We call on the United Nations and international organizations to move quickly to ensure human dignity and freedom in this part of the world,” a statement issued after an extraordinary meeting of the union said.

The statement also urged Christian and Muslim authorities, including the Vatican, Al-Azhar and religious authorities in Saudi Arabia and Iran to “exert every effort and use all means to save the people who yearn for peace and stability."

The meeting was held at the Maronite League under the chairmanship of Samir Abi Lamaa.





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