- Jan 27, 2021
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, arguably has the toughest gig for any Catholic bishop in the world, supporting genocide victims at the hands of ISIS.
Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, discussed the honesty needed in having a real and meaningful dialogue between Muslims and Christians in Iraq.
In a tweet, Vice President Mike Pence said his meeting with Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda was an “(i)mportant dialogue…about (President Trump’s) commitment to directly assist persecuted Christians & religious minorities in Iraq.”
At a United Nations event during the Week of Awareness and Education for Persecuted Christians, Iraqi Christians made a plea to the international community to recognize their presence in the region as critical to stability.
Although it is not the positive will of God for his people to suffer, said Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil in Iraq, it is an opportunity for Christians to learn how to love and to find their identity in God.
Since Middle Eastern Christians are among those affected by Trump’s refugee order, it’s a good idea to ask what they think about it, but they seem to be saying different things. A few doses of context may help explain why that is.