Patriarch Louis R. Sako -Photo Courtesy Of The Chaldean Patriarchate Of Babylon's Website

Do Not Forget the Christians of the Middle East, Cardinal Sako Appeals at End of Synod

Launches 3 Appeals in Final Speech

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Do not forget the Christians of the Middle East…
Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako, President Delegate at the Synod on “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment,” underscored this, as he launched three appeals in his final speech during the Vatican Synod, Oct. 27, 2018.
First, the Patriarch called for the involvement of young people: “I invite all young people of the world to make their voice heard and to contribute their charism to build a more fraternal, more just and more peaceful society.”
Second, telling the Pope he is loved and accompanied, the cardinal urged: “Go forward with courage and confidence.”
Last, he made an appeal in favor of Christians of the East: “I would like to finish my speech appealing to His Holiness, the Fathers of the Synod and young people not to forget the Christians of the East.”

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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