Pope Francis has called the UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon to reinforce the efforts of the United Nations for the protection of Christians and other religious minorities in Northern Iraq.
Vatican City (kath.net/KNA) Pope Francis has appealed to the UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon to reinforce efforts for united national protection of Christians and other minorities in Northern Iraq. He has turned to the UN General Secretary to "Address the fears, suffering, and the cries of despair coming from the hearts of Christians and members of beloved Iraq," it read from a letter published by the Vatican on Wednesday to Ban. The "humanitarian tragedy" in Iraq must be ended.
In view if the tragic experiences of the 20th century, the "international community must do all possible, to prevent further systematic violence against ethnic and religious minorities," continues Francis.
This must be accomplished according to the provisions and mechanisms of human rights.
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