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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

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.”

About 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, at times from the papal flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio, Sky, and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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