Five Middle Eastern Patriarchs Visit North Iraq in Solidarity With Christians

From left: Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem II Karim, Patriarch Louis Rafael Sako, Patriarch Bechara Boutros AlRai, Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Youna, Patriarch Gregorius III Lahham.

21/8/14 (AINA) -- Five patriarchs of Middle Eastern Churches visited north Iraq yesterday to support the Assyrian Christians, who have been driven from their homes and villages by the Islamic State (ISIS) and whose religious institutions have been destroyed and occupied. The Patriarchs were: Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros AlRai Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church Ignatius Ephrem II ...