Father Sakvan MattiYounan
On Monday morning, 14th of October, Mr. Thomas Goldberger, Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at US Embassy in Baghdad, and Mr. Edward White, Senior Democratic Counselor, visited His Beatitude Patriarch Mar Louis Raphael I Sako in the Patriarchate in Al-Mansour .
The talk included the security and political situations in Iraq and the region, and the situation of Christians and their future and challenges faced. In this regard, His Beatitude emphasized on the importance of the role of the American policy on reconciliation between the various Iraqi political parties through serious dialogue and finding a mechanism to implement the reforms, as well as the region need political solutions that give everyone who has right his right. He also addressed the issue of the migration of the Iraqi citizens outside the country and especially the Christian component, and its causes and remedies. The meeting was attended by His Excellency Auxiliary Bishop Shlemon Warduni .