His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East sends a message of thanks to His Beatitude Mar Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church in response to a congratulatory message sent by the Patriarch on September 15, 2013
Our Beloved Brother in Christ, His Beatitude Mar Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church
We offer our greetings filled with truthful love, hoping that you are in good health and protected in peace with the sons and daughters of your church from the political waves and storms in the Middle East.
We received your letter dated 15 September 2013 on the occasion of our birthday, thank you very much, we are so grateful to Your Beatitude for your Christian love and national sympathy towards us. And also, we are grateful to all sons and daughters of the Chaldean Church, we ask the Lord to protect them and keep them safe.
We are very happy with your message to us regarding your good will to renew the dialogue with us aiming for unity; we also agree and support you in this good aim to be close to each other as brothers in Christ and the sons and daughters of one nation. This was the aim of the Assyrian Church of the East in the past and nowadays, and so it will be in the future, let it be for us a joint action with you and with other sister churches with faith and Divine Love that is sincere and pure. We hope that when we meet together we will discuss the difficulties facing the sons and daughters of our Church and nation in the Middle East and in the whole world, and we will establish a Joint Committee to have discussions for the purpose of joint action.
Finally, we pray for you personally, and for all the Iraqis specifically, and for all Christians in the Middle East in general. The Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, protect you in a Christian Flock for His Holy Apostolic Catholic Church.
The Grace and Mercies of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you forever.
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