Chaldean bishops call for forming a government of national competencies

  • 23-10-2021, 21:21
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    Chaldean bishops in Iraq called on politicians to form a government of national competencies, while noting that the threat and use of weapons to solve problems is a major taboo.

    “The Chaldean bishops in Iraq, headed by His Beatitude Patriarch Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, made an appeal in light of the tense atmosphere created by the elections,” according to the Patriarchate's media statement on Saturday, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).

    The bishops called on "all politicians to adhere to national and fraternal values, to give priority to the public interest over partisan agendas, and to sit together in a calm civilized dialogue for making an understanding and putting an end to the current tension created by the recent elections,”

    The bishops appealed to the politicians to “expedite the formation of a government of national competencies, capable of achieving the demands of citizens and avoiding the country from slipping into the worst,”

    “The threat or the use of weapons to solve problems between brothers is one of the major taboos, in all customs, as weapons are for the defense of the homeland only,” included the statement.