Father Sakvan Matti Younan
On Monday, October 14,His Beatitude Patriarch Mar Louis Raphael I Sako visited Mayoralty of Baghdad accompanied with His Excellency Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni. His Excellency Mr. Abdul Hussein Nasser Khomat Al-Murshidy, Mayor of Baghdad was at their reception along with his counselor Mr. Falah Al-Masoudi. On this occasion, His Beatitude congratulated his Excellency The Mayor on Eid al-Adha, wishing peace and stability in Iraq, and an end for the cycle of violence that claimed the lives of many innocent people. In turn, his Excellency The Mayor stressed the need to promote coexistence between the various communities and reject violence and religious or sectarian extremism, and showed full readiness to support charitable projects of the Church, and valuated the Church’s role in advancing the “dialogue” and strengthening co-existence, also praised the attitude of Christian devotion and loyalty to their homeland .