am a churchman, and I am not interfering in politics. We in the Church
require nothing else, than the rights of our peoples requests and
In a telephone conversation with
our website (Ankawa), Cardinal Mor Ammanuel Delly declared the
Cardinal Mor Ammanuel III
Delly,patriarch of the Chaldean Church of Iraq and the world, offers its
sincere thanks to everyone who helped and supported our people inside
and outside Iraq, because love, brotherhood, tolerance and security must
prevail in our dear country .
I would like to state that I am
a churchman, who is not meddling in politics, and that everything I do
is to spread love, peace, brotherhood and tolerance values.
I absolutely refuse that the
Church gets exploited and involved in politics. And I ask, from Rome,
the place I currently am in for treatment, so that security and peace
shall be restored in our dear Iraq.
The Lord will reward those
responsible and the government who are working, day and night, for
Iraq's best and for its wealth of all citizens, wherever they are, in
Baghdad, Mosul and in all other areas.
In the case of our people's
demands the church requires nothing more than the rights of our peoples
requests and decisions. But I would like to state that we, Chaldeans
Assyrians Syriacs are one people, known as the Aramean people.
Long live Iraq with all its
ethnic groups,as well as Arabs, as well as Kurds, Arameans, Yezidies,
Mandeans and Shabaks.
May God bless them
Patriarch Mor Ammanuel III Delly
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