Mas­rour Barzani: Kur­dis­tan is safe for Christians

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE -

The Chan­cel­lor of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Se­cu­rity Coun­cil, Mas­rour Barzani, met the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of his Ho­li­ness the Pope, Car­di­nal Fer­nando. Barzani stated that the pres­ence of the Chris­tian peo­ple is very im­por­tant for the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

Barzani was pleased for Car­di­nal Fer­nando’s visit, and re­ferred back to Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani’s visit to Rome.

Barzani dis­cussed the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of the dis­placed peo­ple, declar­ing this sit­u­a­tion is tem­po­rary for them. He also stated that there are 1.2 mil­lion refugees in the re­gion, in­clud­ing 250,000 Syr­ian refugees and more than 100,000 Christians.

From an­other as­pect of moder­nity, Barzani cited the prin­ci­ples of Sheikh Ab­del Salam Barzani for tol­er­ance and co­ex­is­tence among the var­i­ous com­po­nents in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion. Barzani stated: “We will con­tinue abid­ing by th­ese prin­ci­ples, the pres­ence of Christians in Kur­dis­tan is very im­por­tant for us. We do not want them to leave their home­land. The eth­nic cleans­ing that oc­curred in Shin­gal caused us a lot of pain.”

Car­di­nal Fer­nando spoke re­gard­ing his visit to a camp for the in­ter­nally dis­placed peo­ple and highly lauded the heroic de­fense of the Pesh­merga in the fight against the hea­then ISIS.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Iraq

© PressReader. All rights reserved.