On May 12, demonstrators chanted slogans in favor of social peace and Christian unity in Iraq.
In Iraq, Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako, patriarch of the Chaldean Church, made, according to theAgenzia Fides, the object of defamation campaigns on social networks. To show their solidarity, more than two hundred Christians gathered in Tahrir Square in Baghdad on May 12.
These are approximately 200 Christians, including nuns and priests, who gathered, singing hymns, in the heart of Baghdad with candles, olive branches, Iraqi flags and banners, to call for respect for their rights. The demonstrators chanted slogans in favor of social peace and Christian unity.
This protest took place as controversy grew over the issue of "quotas" of parliamentary seats reserved for the minority components of the Iraqi population.
In this context, the Bishops of the Churches present in Mosul and in the plain of Nineveh, announced the possible boycott of the next elections by the Christian community.